Development of CuCr2O4 nanocomposite adopting decoration with polyaniline for acridine orange dye degradation

  • A. Baoum
  • M. S. Amin
  • R. M. MohamedEmail author
Original Article


In this investigation, polyaniline@CuCr2O4 nanocomposites possessing diverse mass proportions of polyaniline (PANI): CuCr2O4 were fabricated. The photocatalytic action of the diverse synthesized specimens throughout the photocatalytic decadence of acridine orange beneath Vis light illumination was elucidated. Consolidating polyaniline to CuCr2O4 nanospheres diminishes their specific surface areas from 100 to 90 m2/g. TEM micrographs acknowledged that both CuCr2O4 and polyaniline@CuCr2O4 nanocomposites have arisen as compatible nanospherical. It has been conducted that incorporating PANI to CuCr2O4 photo-catalyst did not alter the nanocomposites structure of the base CuCr2O4. Furthermore, the microscopic content loading of PANI onto the surface of CuCr2O4 makes it hard to be clearly monitored. The photocatalytic disintegration of acridine orange dye underneath Vis light illumination practicing 0.06% polyaniline/CuCr2O4 nanocomposites has reached 100% after 40 min adopting 2.0 g/L photo-catalyst dosage.


CuCr2O4 PANI Visible photo-catalyst Acridine orange dye 



This Project was funded by the Deanship of Scientific Research (DSR) at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, under grant no. G-98-130-40. The authors, therefore, acknowledge with thanks DSR for technical and financial support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, Faculty of ScienceKing Abdulaziz UniversityJeddahSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Chemistry Department, College of ScienceTaibah UniversityTaibahSaudi Arabia
  3. 3.Chemistry Department, Faculty of ScienceAin Shams UniversityCairoEgypt
  4. 4.Advanced Materials DepartmentCentral Metallurgical R&D Institute, CMRDIHelwanEgypt

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