Efficient catalytic effect of CuO nanostructures on the degradation of organic dyes
2012 (English)In: Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, ISSN 0022-3697, E-ISSN 1879-2553, Vol. 73, no 11, 1320-1325 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
An efficient catalytic effect of petals and flowers like CuO nanostructures (NSs) on the degradation of two organic dyes, methylene blue (MB) and rhodamine B (RB) were investigated. The highest degradation of 95% in CuO petals and 72% in flowers for MB is observed in 24 h. For RB, the degradation was 85% and 80% in petals and flowers, respectively for 5 h. It was observed that CuO petals appeared to be more active than flowers for degradation of both dyes associated to high specific surface area. The petals and flower like CuO NSs were synthesized using the chemical bath method at 90 °C. The grown CuO NSs were characterized using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), and X-ray diffraction (XRD).
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 73, no 11, 1320-1325 p.
A. Nanostructures; B. Chemical synthesis; C. X-ray diffraction; D. Crystal structure
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-81427DOI: 10.1016/j.jpcs.2012.07.005ISI: 000308778900012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-81427DiVA: diva2:552406
funding agencies|Advanced Functional Materials (AFT) grant at Linkoping University, Sweden||MUST University AJK, Pakistan||2012-09-142012-09-142014-01-15Bibliographically approved