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Binary composites WO3/g-C3N4 in porous morphology: Facile construction, characterization, and reinforced visible light photocatalytic activity
- Chang, Fei, Zheng, Jiaojiao, Wu, Feiyan, Wang, Xiaofang, Deng, Baoqing
- Colloids and surfaces 2019 v.563 pp. 11-21
- absorption, colloids, irradiation, methylene blue, photocatalysis, rhodamines, texture
- Various WO3/g-C3N4 binary composites were constructed by a facile one-step calcination procedure and then systematically analyzed for chemophysical properties. Interestingly, these resultant composites showed porous morphology in combination with some tubular structures, where both components were closely contacted to generate heterojunction structures. Accordingly, these composites possessed reinforced visible-light absorption capability and enlarged specific surface areas in texture. These microstructural, morphological, and electronic merits ensured the strengthened photocatalytic performance toward degradation of rhodamine B (RhB) and methylene blue (MB) under visible light irradiation. In addition, on base of reactive species entrapping experiments and analytical results, a probable photocatalysis mechanism was speculated as a “Z-scheme” manner instead of conventional Type II path.