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Shunqiang Chen, Feng Li, Taohai Li, Wei Cao, Loading AgCl@Ag on phosphotungstic acid modified macrocyclic coordination compound: Z-scheme photocatalyst for persistent pollutant degradation and hydrogen evolution, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 547, 2019, Pages 50-59, ISSN 0021-9797,

Loading AgCl@Ag on phosphotungstic acid modified macrocyclic coordination compound : Z-scheme photocatalyst for persistent pollutant degradation and hydrogen evolution

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Author: Chen, Shunqiang1; Li, Feng1; Li, Taohai1;
Organizations: 1College of Chemistry, Key Lab of Environment Friendly Chemistry and Application in Ministry of Education, Xiangtan University, Xiangtan 411105, China
2Nano and Molecular Materials Research Unit, Faculty of Science, University of Oulu, P.O. Box 3000, FIN-90014, Finland
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Language: English
Published: Elsevier, 2019
Publish Date: 2021-03-28


In this work, Z-scheme photocatalysts of (CuC₁₀H₂₆N₆)₃(PW₁₂O₄₀)₂/AgCl@Ag were designed and realized for effective removal of solvable and insolvable persistent organic pollutants and hydrogen evolution under simulated sunlight. The catalysts were synthesized via a simple hydrothermal-chemical co-precipitation method. Excellent photocatalytic abilities are demonstrated in degradations of persistent pollutant 2,4-Dinitrophenol (DNP) and tetracycline (TC) under simulated sunlight, as well as a high H₂ production rate of 19.28 μ mol g⁻¹ h⁻¹. Through structural, morphological, radical, and electrochemical determinations, the photocatalytic mechanism was studied, and attributed to effective separations of charge carriers between the heterojunctional counterparts of (CuC₁₀H₂₆N₆)₃(PW₁₂O₄₀)₂ and AgCl@Ag.

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Series: Journal of colloid and interface science
ISSN: 0021-9797
ISSN-E: 1095-7103
ISSN-L: 0021-9797
Volume: 547
Issue: 8
Pages: 50 - 59
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2019.03.092
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 114 Physical sciences
116 Chemical sciences
Funding: The authors acknowledge with thanks the financial support of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (21601149), Hunan 2011 Collaborative Innovation Centre of Chemical Engineering & Technology with Environmental Benignity and Effective Resource Utilization, profile funding of the Academy of Finland (No. 311934), European Regional Development Funding and the Oulu Council.
Copyright information: © 2019. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license