Chemical Research in Chinese Universities

, Volume 35, Issue 2, pp 319–324 | Cite as

Graphitic Carbon Nitride Microspheres Supported α-FeO(OH) Hybrids for Visible Light Photodegradation of MO

  • Junlin Wang
  • Yongjie Yi
  • Mengjia Li
  • Yue ChangEmail author
  • Fei Zha


Graphitic carbon nitride(g-C3N4) microspheres supported α-FeO(OH) hybrids[α-FeO(OH)/g-C3N4] were prepared by means of a self-assembly method in deionized water. By UV-visible diffuse reflectance spectroscopy, it has been confirmed that α-FeO(OH)/g-C3N4 has a wider absorption range than g-C3N4. The feature of α-FeO(OH)/g-C3N4 can be attributed to the efficient separation of the electron-hole pairs with photoluminescence spectra. The degradation rate of methyl orange(MO) is up to 99% under the optimal conditions of 110 min, initial concentration of 30 mg/L, an α-FeO(OH)/g-C3N4 dosage of 15 mg as well as visible light. The mechanism for this photocatalytic reaction was proposed, with hydroxyl radicals being a major active catalytic species.


α-FeO(OH)/g-C3N4 Self-assembly method Photocatalyst Methyl orange(MO) Visible light 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Junlin Wang
    • 1
  • Yongjie Yi
    • 1
  • Mengjia Li
    • 1
  • Yue Chang
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • Fei Zha
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Chemistry & Chemical EngineeringNorthwest Normal UniversityLanzhouP. R. China
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Eco-environment-related Polymer Materials, Ministry of EducationNorthwest Normal UniversityLanzhouP. R. China
  3. 3.Key Laboratory of Polymer Material of Gansu ProvinceNorthwest Normal UniversityLanzhouP. R. China

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