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Photocatalytic Dye Degradation and Bio-Insights of Honey-Produced α-Fe2O3 Nanoparticles

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Research Scholar (18211192132009), Department of Physics, Sadakathullah Appa College, Tirunelveli-627011 Affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundarnar University, Tirunelveli 627012, Tamilnadu, India
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Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Fatima College, Madurai 625018, Tamilnadu, India
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Department of Physics, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli 627012, Tamilnadu, India
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Department of Physics, Sadakathullah Appa College, Tirunelveli 627011, India
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Chemistry Department, College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia
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Division of Pharmacy and Optometry, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
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Bachelor Program in Industrial Projects, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Douliu 640301, Taiwan
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Department of Electronic Engineering, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Douliu 640301, Taiwan
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Academic Editors: Mika Sillanpää and Peyman Gholami
Water 2022, 14(15), 2301; https://doi.org/10.3390/w14152301
Received: 24 June 2022 / Revised: 15 July 2022 / Accepted: 17 July 2022 / Published: 24 July 2022
Iron oxide nanoparticles are produced using simple auto combustion methods with honey as a metal-stabilizing and -reducing agent. Herein, α-Fe2O3 nanoparticles are produced using an iron nitrate precursor. These prepared samples are analyzed by an X-ray diffractometer (XRD), FTIR spectroscopy, UV-DRS, and a field-emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM) combined with energy-dispersive spectroscopy and a vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM). The XRD results confirm a rhombohedral structure with an R3c¯ space group single-phase formation of α-Fe2O3 in all samples. FESEM images reveal the different morphologies for the entire three samples. TEM analysis exhibits spherical shapes and their distribution on the surfaces. XPS spectroscopy confirms the Fe-2p and O-1s state and their valency. The VSM study shows strong ferromagnetic behavior. The prepared α-Fe2O3 nanoparticles exhibit exceptional charge carriers and radical production. The prepared sample retains excellent photocatalytic, antifungal and antibacterial activity. View Full-Text
Keywords: hematite; structural properties; magnetic properties hematite; structural properties; magnetic properties
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Sharmila, M.; Mani, R.J.; Parvathiraja, C.; Kader, S.M.A.; Siddiqui, M.R.; Wabaidur, S.M.; Islam, M.A.; Lai, W.-C. Photocatalytic Dye Degradation and Bio-Insights of Honey-Produced α-Fe2O3 Nanoparticles. Water 2022, 14, 2301. https://doi.org/10.3390/w14152301

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Sharmila M, Mani RJ, Parvathiraja C, Kader SMA, Siddiqui MR, Wabaidur SM, Islam MA, Lai W-C. Photocatalytic Dye Degradation and Bio-Insights of Honey-Produced α-Fe2O3 Nanoparticles. Water. 2022; 14(15):2301. https://doi.org/10.3390/w14152301

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Sharmila, Mohamed, Ramasamy Jothi Mani, Chelliah Parvathiraja, Sheik Mohammed Abdul Kader, Masoom Raza Siddiqui, Saikh Mohammad Wabaidur, Md Ataul Islam, and Wen-Cheng Lai. 2022. "Photocatalytic Dye Degradation and Bio-Insights of Honey-Produced α-Fe2O3 Nanoparticles" Water 14, no. 15: 2301. https://doi.org/10.3390/w14152301

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