Cu:Ni bimetallic nanoparticles: facile synthesis, characterization and its application in photodegradation of organic dyes
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In this paper, Cu:Ni bimetallic nanoparticles (NPs) were prepared via the simple hydrothermal method. The effect of reaction time, molar ratio of precursors and temperature on particle size and morphology were investigated. Prepared products were characterized by X-ray diffraction, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, scanning electron microscope and vibrating sample magnetometers. The values of both saturation magnetization and coercivity strongly depend on the temperature and molar ratio of precursors as a condition of the synthesis process. The obtained NPs exhibit a magnetic feature with a suitable saturation magnetization. The synthesized catalyst was successfully applied as a magnetically recoverable heterogeneous catalyst in degradation of methyl orange and methylene blue. Results showed that designed catalyst can degrade methyl orange and methylene blue about 98 and 72% in 60 min, respectively.
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