Oleate-assisted room temperature synthesis and high photocatalytic activity of Ag3PO4 nanoparticles for no decomposition

Lijun Huang, Shu Yin, Chongshen Guo, Yunfang Huang, Ming Wang, Qiang Dong, Huihui Li, Takeshi Kimura, Miyuki Tanaka, Tsugio Sato

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    An oleate-assisted approach was used to synthesize nanosized spherical silver phosphate (Ag3PO4) in different solvents. The silver phosphate nanoparticles were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), ultraviolet-visible-infrared diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS), thermogravimetric analysis (TDA), and surface area measurement by nitrogen adsorption and decomposition evolution of NO x gas. The as-prepared nanoparticles showed narrow size distribution. The black colored nanoparticles could absorb most of visible light with a wavelength up to 530 nm. The DeNOx experiments revealed that the nanosized Ag3PO4 possessed a photocatalytic ability being superior to commercial P25 sample both in ultraviolet light and visible light regions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number1260005
    JournalFunctional Materials Letters
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jun


    • AgPO
    • NO decomposition
    • photocatalyst
    • visible light responsive

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Materials Science(all)


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