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Zinc hydroxide/oxide and zinc hydroxy stannate photocatalysts as potential scaffolds for environmental remediation

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Autor(es):
Lopes, Osmando F. [1, 2] ; de Mendonca, Vagner R. [2] ; Umar, Ahmad [3, 4] ; Chuahan, Mohinder S. [5] ; Kumar, Ramesh [5] ; Chauhan, Suvarcha [5] ; Ribeiro, Caue [2]
Número total de Autores: 7
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Chem, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Embrapa Instrumentacao, BR-13560970 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[3] Najran Univ, Promising Ctr Sensors & Elect Devices, Najran 11001 - Saudi Arabia
[4] Najran Univ, Dept Chem, Fac Sci & Arts, Najran 11001 - Saudi Arabia
[5] Himachal Pradesh Univ, Dept Chem, Shimla 171005, Himachal Prades - India
Número total de Afiliações: 5
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: NEW JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY; v. 39, n. 6, p. 4624-4630, 2015.
Citações Web of Science: 11
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This work describes the facile aqueous solution based syntheses and detailed characterization of zinc based hydroxide/oxide and zinc hydroxy stannate materials and their efficient utilization as catalyst for the photodegradation of harmful organic dye, i. e. Rhodamine B. The detailed studies revealed that the reaction time and temperature are important parameters by which the crystal phases and morphology of prepared materials can be controlled. Therefore, it was observed that with increasing the reaction time and temperature, a mixed phase of Zn(OH)(2) and ZnO and pure ZnO can be prepared. The detailed characterizations showed that zinc hydroxy stannate cubes grow in high density and possess cube shaped morphologies. The detailed photocatalytic experiments revealed that as-synthesized ZnSn(OH) 6 cubes possess higher photoactivity compared to the zinc based hydroxide/oxide materials. The stability results indicated no significant deactivation even after four successive re-uses in RhB photodegradation. Furthermore, the rate of (OH)-O-center dot radical formation during UV irradiation was also tracked to investigate the mechanism of RhB photodegradation. The same trend was also observed on comparing the photoactivity and rate of (OH)-O-center dot radical formation. Thus, it can be proposed that the mechanism of RhB degradation catalyzed by the as-synthesized materials followed an indirect oxidation of the dye by (OH)-O-center dot radicals formed over the photocatalyst during UV irradiation, instead of direct electron transfer between dye and photocatalyst because there was no remarkable adsorption of the dye onto the photocatalyst surface. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 09/54216-9 - EMU: aquisição de um microscópio de transmissão eletrônica de 200 kV para caracterização de nanoestruturas e materiais biológicos
Beneficiário:Edson Antonio Ticianelli
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Programa Equipamentos Multiusuários
Processo FAPESP: 13/13888-0 - Síntese de nano-heteroestruturas de BiVO4/óxidos de bismuto e avaliação de suas propriedades fotocatalíticas
Beneficiário:Osmando Ferreira Lopes
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Doutorado