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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    Abstract

    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
    Volume356
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015 Nov 30

    Keywords

    • 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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