Photocatalysis and Photocatalysts
The acceleration (increase in the reaction rate) of a photo reaction due to a photocatalyst, which is itself not consumed during the reaction, is called photocatalysis. The photcatalyst utilizes the energy of light (UV-VIS). Typically photocatalytic materials are based on titanium dioxide. Titanium dioxide-coated iron oxides represent a novel group of inorganic pigments bearing photocatalytic activity.