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Au-Nanoparticle-Loaded Graphitic Carbon Nitride Nanosheets: Green Photocatalytic Synthesis and Application toward the Degradation of Organic Pollutants

Author:
Cheng, Ningyan, Tian, Jingqi, Liu, Qian, Ge, Chenjiao, Qusti, Abdullah H., Asiri, Abdullah M., Al-Youbi, Abdulrahman O., Sun, Xuping
Source:
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2013 v.5 no.15 pp. 6815-6819
ISSN:
1944-8252
Subject:
carbon nitride, gold, irradiation, methyl orange, nanogold, nanosheets, photocatalysis, photocatalysts, pollutants
Abstract:
Au nanoparticles (AuNPs) were loaded on graphitic carbon nitride (g-C₃N₄) nanosheets prepared by ultrasonication-assisted liquid exfoliation of bulk g-C₃N₄ via green photoreduction of Au(III) under visible light irradiation using g-C₃N₄ as an effective photocatalyst. The nanohybrids show superior photocatalytic activities for the decomposition of methyl orange under visible-light irradiation to bulk g-C₃N₄, g-C₃N₄ nanosheets, and AuNP/bulk g-C₃N₄ hybrids.
Agid:
5274812