AgBr@TiO2/GO ternary composites with enhanced photocatalytic activity for oxidation of benzyl alcohol to benzaldehyde

AgBr@TiO2/GO ternary composites with enhanced photocatalytic activity for oxidation of benzyl... AgBr@TiO2/GO (graphene oxide) ternary composite photocatalyst was synthesized by fabricating core–shell-structured AgBr@TiO2 and anchoring it onto the surface of GO. The obtained samples were characterized by transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction analysis, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, ultraviolet–visible (UV–Vis) diffuse reflectance spectrum, and photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy. It was found that the AgBr nanoparticles were prone to aggregation while the core–shell-structured AgBr@TiO2 possessed excellent dispersity. PL analysis revealed that the ternary-structured AgBr@TiO2/GO could effectively promote the separation rate of electron–hole pairs. Photocatalytic oxidation of benzyl alcohol to benzaldehyde under visible-light irradiation was selected as probe reaction to evaluate the photocatalytic activity of the different samples. It was found that the AgBr@TiO2/GO ternary composite exhibited evidently improved photocatalytic activity compared with AgBr, AgBr@TiO2, and AgBr/GO. On the basis of the experiment results, the photocatalytic oxidation mechanism of benzyl alcohol over AgBr@TiO2/GO is tentatively discussed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research on Chemical Intermediates Springer Journals

AgBr@TiO2/GO ternary composites with enhanced photocatalytic activity for oxidation of benzyl alcohol to benzaldehyde

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Springer Netherlands
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Copyright © 2016 by Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Subject
Chemistry; Catalysis; Physical Chemistry; Inorganic Chemistry
ISSN
0922-6168
eISSN
1568-5675
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11164-016-2747-9
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Abstract

AgBr@TiO2/GO (graphene oxide) ternary composite photocatalyst was synthesized by fabricating core–shell-structured AgBr@TiO2 and anchoring it onto the surface of GO. The obtained samples were characterized by transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction analysis, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, ultraviolet–visible (UV–Vis) diffuse reflectance spectrum, and photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy. It was found that the AgBr nanoparticles were prone to aggregation while the core–shell-structured AgBr@TiO2 possessed excellent dispersity. PL analysis revealed that the ternary-structured AgBr@TiO2/GO could effectively promote the separation rate of electron–hole pairs. Photocatalytic oxidation of benzyl alcohol to benzaldehyde under visible-light irradiation was selected as probe reaction to evaluate the photocatalytic activity of the different samples. It was found that the AgBr@TiO2/GO ternary composite exhibited evidently improved photocatalytic activity compared with AgBr, AgBr@TiO2, and AgBr/GO. On the basis of the experiment results, the photocatalytic oxidation mechanism of benzyl alcohol over AgBr@TiO2/GO is tentatively discussed.

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Research on Chemical IntermediatesSpringer Journals

Published: Oct 4, 2016

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