Polymer-assisted UV excitation method to synthesize reduced graphene oxide/α-Bi2Mo3O12nanoplates with high activity

Shi Yi Cao, Chuan Sheng Chen, Tian Gui Liu, Yuen Hong Tsang, Wei Wei Chen

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The reduced graphene oxide/α-Bi2Mo3O12(rGO/BMO) nanoplates were synthesized by polymer-assisted ultraviolet light (UV) excitation method. The UV irradiation can remove the organic electrolytes and deoxidize graphene oxide in situ. The resultant rGO/BMO nanohybrids possess strong absorbability and excellent photocatalytic activity for organic dyes pollution under visible light where 91% of rhodamine B dyes (RhB) was photodegraded in 60 min. The great performance could be ascribed to the excellent electronic property of rGO and the homogeneous contact of α-Bi2Mo3O12with the rGO.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2103-2110
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Environmental Chemical Engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Nanoplates
  • Photocatalytic property
  • Reduced graphene oxide
  • UV-excited method
  • α-Bi Mo O 2 3 12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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