Synthesis of Ag 3 PO 4 -polyvinyl alcohol hybrid microcrystal with enhanced visible light photocatalytic activity

Uyi Sulaeman, Xiaoyong Wu, Bin Liu, Shu Yin, Tsugio Sato

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The Ag 3 PO 4 /polyvinyl alcohol (Ag 3 PO 4 /PVA) hybrid photocatalysts were successfully synthesized using a coprecipitation method using AgNO 3 , Na 2 HPO 4 ·12H 2 O and PVA as starting materials. The products emerged in a cubic (p-43n) structure. The photocatalytic performances for the decomposition of Rhodamine B (RhB) under the blue light irradiation strongly depended on PVA content. The excellent photocatalytic activity may be due to the enhanced photo-induced charge separation brought on by the strong interaction of PVA with Ag 3 PO 4 .

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)226-231
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Surface Science
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Nov 30


  • Ag PO
  • Coprecipitation
  • Hybrid
  • Photocatalysis
  • Polyvinyl alcohol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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