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Nanomaterials 2017, 7(3), 54;

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

College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hunan Institute of Engineering, Xiangtan 411104, China
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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