Rapid microwave-assisted bio-synthesized silver/Dandelion catalyst with superior catalytic performance for dyes degradation

Xiaoxu Lai, Ronghui Guo, Hongyan Xiao, Jianwu Lan, Shouxiang Jiang, Ce Cui, Erhui Ren

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Silver nanoparticles were synthesized under microwave irradiation, a facile and efficient way, using dandelion extract as reducing and capping agents. The as-synthesized silver nanoparticles/Dandelion compounds (AgNPs/Dandelion) were characterized by field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD), fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, dynamic light scattering (DLS), Zeta potential and ultraviolet visible (UV–vis) spectroscopy. The catalytic degradation activity of AgNPs/Dandelion for Methyl orange (MO) and Rhodamine B (RhB) in the presence of NaBH 4 were recorded by UV–vis spectroscopy. AgNPs/Dandelion exhibit excellent catalytic degradation activity for RhB and MO with rate constants of 0.1038 s −1 and 0.0393 s −1 , respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)506-512
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Hazardous Materials
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jun 2019


  • AgNPs/Dandelion
  • Catalytic degradation activity
  • Methyl orange
  • Microwave irradiation
  • Rhodamine B

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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