Facile synthesis of g-CN/ATO hybrid nanocomposite and its application for the photodegradation of organic compounds

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    Photodegradation of organic pollutants using nanoparticles with suitable band gap is one of the most studied technologies in last few decades. About 6 nm antimony-doped tin oxide (ATO) nanoparticles, as the photocatalyst for organic degradation, is prepared by the calcination of the stoichiometric mixture of precursor hydroxides of Sn4+ and Sn3+. ATO was combined with thermally synthesized g-C3N4 and the resulting Z-scheme g-CN/ATO nanocomposite was utilized for the decomposition of salicylic acid (SA) in aqueous solution. All the samples were analyzed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and the progress of the photocatalytic degradation reaction was measured by using UV-Visible spectroscopy. The rate constant measurements showed that the rate of degradation of SA is enhanced with hybrid nanocomposite.


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    Antimony-doped tin oxide (ATO), graphitic carbon nitride (g-CN), Salicylic acid (SA), and photocatalyst.

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Article ID: 24666
DOI: 10.14419/ijet.v7i3.32.24666

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