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Nanomaterials 2017, 7(3), 54; doi:10.3390/nano7030054

Microwave-Hydrothermal Synthesis of SnO2-CNTs Hybrid Nanocomposites with Visible Light Photocatalytic Activity

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College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hunan Institute of Engineering, Xiangtan 411104, China
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Key Laboratory of Jiangxi Province for Persistent Pollutants Control and Resource Recycle, Nanchang Hangkong University, Nanchang 330063, China
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Academic Editor: Dror Avisar
Received: 11 October 2016 / Accepted: 29 November 2016 / Published: 3 March 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanomaterials for Water Treatment)
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SnO2 nanoparticles coated on carbon nanotubes (CNTs) were prepared via a simple microwave-hydrothermal route. The as-obtained SnO2-CNTs composites were characterized using X-ray powder diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, and transmission electron microscopy. The photocatalytic activity of as-prepared SnO2-CNTs for degradation of Rhodamine B under visible light irradiation was investigated. The results show that SnO2-CNTs nanocomposites have a higher photocatalytic activity than pure SnO2 due to the rapid transferring of electrons and the effective separation of holes and electrons on SnO2-CNTs. View Full-Text
Keywords: SnO2; carbon nanotubes; nanocomposite; photocatalytic SnO2; carbon nanotubes; nanocomposite; photocatalytic
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Wu, S.; Dai, W. Microwave-Hydrothermal Synthesis of SnO2-CNTs Hybrid Nanocomposites with Visible Light Photocatalytic Activity. Nanomaterials 2017, 7, 54.

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