Hydrothermal synthesis and characterization of lead oxide nanocrystal in presence of tetradentate Schiff-base and degradation investigation of organic pollutant in waste water
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Nowadays, lead oxide is one of the most important materials that have a lot of electrochemical and industrial applications such as oxidation of organic compounds in waste water, oxidation of phenol, Cr3+, and glucose, evolution of ozone, and as an electrocatalyst for salicylic acid. In this work, lead oxide nanocrystals were prepared by hydrothermal method in mild condition and the effect of various kinds of capping agent was investigated to achieve lower than 10 nm nanoparticle. Photocatalytic property of these nanoparticles in different dyes degradation under UV light was investigated. Nanoparticles were characterized by using X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared techniques X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy and Ultraviolet spectroscopy (UV–Vis).
KeywordsPbO2 Lead Oxide Lead Dioxide Salophen PbO2 Nanoparticles
Authors are grateful to the council of Iran National Science Foundation (INSF) and University of Kashan for supporting this work by Grant No. (159271/529).
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