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Sunlight-Driven Photothermal Effect of Composite Eggshell Membrane Coated with Graphene Oxide and Gold Nanoparticles

by Ling Wang 1, Bin Tang 1,2,*, Ji Zhou 3, Hai Zhao 1, Wu Chen 1 and Jinfeng Wang 1,2,*
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National Engineering Laboratory for Advanced Yarn and Fabric Formation and Clean Production, Wuhan Textile University, Wuhan 430073, China
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Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University, Geelong/Melbourne, VIC 3216, Australia
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Hubei Collaborative Innovation Center for Advanced Organic Chemical Materials & Ministry-of-Education Key Laboratory for the Synthesis and Application of Organic Functional Molecules & College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hubei University, Wuhan 430062, China
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Appl. Sci. 2019, 9(20), 4384; https://doi.org/10.3390/app9204384
Received: 23 September 2019 / Revised: 14 October 2019 / Accepted: 14 October 2019 / Published: 17 October 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanocomposites for the Sustainable Environment)
Eggshell membrane (ESM), which consists of unique interwoven shell membrane fibers, provides a unique supporting platform for functional nanoparticles in catalysis and sensing. This work reports a novel strategy for fabricating sunlight-driven photothermal conversion composite membranes by loading graphene oxide (GO) and gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) on the three-dimension (3D) network structured eggshell membrane. Surface morphologies and chemical elements were characterized by scanning electron microscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. High photothermal conversion under simulated sunlight irradiation, which may be caused by the synergistic effect of GO and AuNPs, was achieved by coating both GO and AuNPs onto ESM. The temperature of ESM modified with AuNPs, and then GO increased from 26.0 °C to 49.0 °C after 10 min of light irradiation. Furthermore, the nanoscaled GO and AuNPs could add benefit to the heating localization of the obtained composite membrane. It is expected this biocompatible ESM modified with GO and AuNPs would have great potential in drug release and photothermal therapy applications. View Full-Text
Keywords: eggshell membrane; graphene oxide; gold nanoparticles; sunlight; photothermal effect eggshell membrane; graphene oxide; gold nanoparticles; sunlight; photothermal effect
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Wang, L.; Tang, B.; Zhou, J.; Zhao, H.; Chen, W.; Wang, J. Sunlight-Driven Photothermal Effect of Composite Eggshell Membrane Coated with Graphene Oxide and Gold Nanoparticles. Appl. Sci. 2019, 9, 4384.

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