Russian Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

, Volume 62, Issue 6, pp 836–842 | Cite as

Facile deposition of Ag3PO4 nanoparticles on Bi2MoO6 nanoplates by microwave for highly efficient photocatalysis

  • Phonthep Nualkaew
  • Anukorn Phuruangrat
  • Budsabong Kuntalue
  • Phattranit Dumrongrojthanath
  • Titipun Thongtem
  • Somchai Thongtem
Physical Methods of Investigation
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Abstract

A simple microwave method has been successfully developed to effectively produce Ag3PO4/Bi2MoO6 nanocomposites. X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) have been employed to determine the phase and morphology of the as-produced products. The photocatalytic activities were tested through the rhodamine B (RhB) degradation under visiblelight radiation. The interaction between cubic Ag3PO4 nanoparticles and orthorhombic Bi2MoO6 nanoplates has been characterized by XRD and TEM. In this research, the as-produced heterostructure Ag3PO4/Bi2MoO6 nanocomposites display effective photogenerated charge transfer between Ag3PO4 and Bi2MoO6 which can improve charge separation. The 10.0 wt % Ag3PO4/Bi2MoO6 nanocomposites showed the highest photocatalytic performance as high as 4.36 times of the pure Bi2MoO6 sample.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Phonthep Nualkaew
    • 1
  • Anukorn Phuruangrat
    • 2
  • Budsabong Kuntalue
    • 3
  • Phattranit Dumrongrojthanath
    • 4
  • Titipun Thongtem
    • 4
  • Somchai Thongtem
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Division of Chemistry, School of ScienceWalailak UniversityNakhon Si ThammaratThailand
  2. 2.Department of Materials Science and Technology, Faculty of SciencePrince of Songkla UniversityHat Yai, SongkhlaThailand
  3. 3.Electron Microscopy Research and Service Center, Faculty of ScienceChiang Mai UniversityChiang MaiThailand
  4. 4.Department of Chemistry, Faculty of ScienceChiang Mai UniversityChiang MaiThailand
  5. 5.Department of Physics and Materials Science, Faculty of ScienceChiang Mai UniversityChiang MaiThailand
  6. 6.Materials Science Research Center, Faculty of ScienceChiang Mai UniversityChiang MaiThailand

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