Synthesis of reduced graphene oxide/α-Bi2Mo3O12at β-Bi2O3heterojunctions by organic electrolytes assisted UV-excited method

Shiyi Cao, Chuansheng Chen, Tiangui Liu, Yuen Hong Tsang, Xuming Zhang, Weiwei Yu, Weiwei Chen

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Abstract

Reduced graphene oxide/α-Bi2Mo3O12at Bi2O3heterojunction nanobelts (rGO/BMO at Bi2O3) were prepared by organic electrolyte-assisted UV-light excited method. Experimental results revealed that organic electrolytes facilitated the dispersion of graphene oxide (GO) and the formation of nanobelts. UV irradiation could reduce GO into rGO, and remove organic electrolytes in situ. Moreover, the morphology of α-Bi2Mo3O12nanostructures was controlled by using ammonia and rGO. The resultant rGO/BMO at Bi2O3nanobelts have proven to possess excellent photocatalytic activity for degrading rhodamine B (RhB) under simulated sunlight. The prepared technology will provide a new thought for the design of graphene-based photocatalysts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-316
Number of pages8
JournalChemical Engineering Journal
Volume257
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2014

Keywords

  • 1D materials design
  • Heterojunctions
  • Reduced graphene oxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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