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Novel Synthesis of Plasmonic Ag/[email protected]2 Continues Fibers with Enhanced Broadband Photocatalytic Performance

Shandong Key Laboratory of Water Pollution Control and Source Reuse, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan 250100, China
Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), Centre Énergie Materiaux et Télécommunications, Université du Québec, 1650 Boulevard Lionel-Boulet, Varennes, Québec, QC J3X 1S2, Canada
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Academic Editors: Vladimiro Dal Santo and Alberto Naldoni
Catalysts 2017, 7(4), 117;
Received: 28 February 2017 / Revised: 2 April 2017 / Accepted: 13 April 2017 / Published: 17 April 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Titanium Dioxide Photocatalysis)
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The plasmonic Ag/[email protected]2 fiber (S-CTF) photocatalyst was synthesized by a two-step approach, including the sol-gel and force spinning method for the preparation of TiO2 fibers (TF), and the impregnation-precipitation-photoreduction strategy for the deposition of Ag/AgCl onto the fibers. NaOH aqueous solution was utilized to hydrolyze TiCl4, to synthesize TF and remove the byproduct HCl, and the produced NaCl was recycled for the formation and deposition of Ag/AgCl. The surface morphology, specific surface area, textural properties, crystal structure, elemental compositions and optical absorption of S-CTF were characterized by a series of instruments. These results revealed that the AgCl and Ag0 species were deposited onto TF successfully, and the obtained S-CTF showed improved visible light absorption due to the surface plasmon resonance of Ag0. In the photocatalytic degradation of X-3B, S-CTF exhibited significantly enhanced activities under separate visible or UV light irradiation, in comparison to TF. View Full-Text
Keywords: Ag/[email protected]2 fibers; plasmonic photocatalyst; photodegradation Ag/[email protected]2 fibers; plasmonic photocatalyst; photodegradation

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Bao, N.; Miao, X.; Hu, X.; Zhang, Q.; Jie, X.; Zheng, X. Novel Synthesis of Plasmonic Ag/[email protected]2 Continues Fibers with Enhanced Broadband Photocatalytic Performance. Catalysts 2017, 7, 117.

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