Synthesis of Ag3PO4 using Hydrophylic Polymer and Their Photocatalytic Activities under Visible Light Irradiation

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Submitted: 13-11-2016
Published: 01-08-2017
Section: The 2nd International Seminar on Chemistry (ISoC 2016) (Surabaya, 26-27 July 2016)

The highly active Ag3PO4 photocatalysts were successfully synthesized using the hydrophylic polymer of PVA (polyvinyl alcohol), PEG (polyethylene glycol) and PVP (polyvinyl pyrrolidone). The products were characterized using X-ray diffraction (XRD), Diffuse reflection spectroscopy (DRS), Field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM), Brunauer–Emmett–Teller (BET) specific surface area, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Photocatalytic activities were evaluated using decomposition of Rhodamine B (RhB) under visible light irradiation. The results showed that the PVA, PEG, and PVP increased the specific surface area and enhanced the photocatalytic activity of Ag3PO4. The highest photocatalytic activity could be observed in Ag3PO4 synthesized with PVA, mainly due to an increase in electron excitation induced by PVA chemically adsorbed on the surface. Copyright © 2017 BCREC Group. All rights reserved

Received: 13rd November 2016; Revised: 10th February 2017; Accepted: 10th February 2017

How to Cite: Sulaeman, U., Liu, B., Yin, S., Sato, T. (2017). Synthesis of Ag3PO4 using Hydrophylic Polymer and Their Photocatalytic Activities under Visible Light Irradiation. Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering & Catalysis, 12 (2): 206-211 (doi:10.9767/bcrec.12.2.767.206-211)

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Keywords

Ag3PO4; Photocatalyst; Polyvinyl alcohol; Polyethylene glycol; Polyvinyl pyrrolidone

  1. Uyi Sulaeman 
    Department of Chemistry, Jenderal Soedirman University, Jl. Dr. Soeparno, Purwokerto 53123 , Indonesia
    Chemistry Department
  2. Bin Liu 
    Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577, , Japan
  3. Shu Yin 
    Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577, , Japan
  4. Tsugio Sato 
    Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577, , Japan

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