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The Photocatalytic Performance of Ag-Decorated SiO2 Nanoparticles (NPs) and Binding Ability between Ag NPs and Modifiers

Department of Resources Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, No.1, Daxue Rd., East Dist., Tainan 70101, Taiwan
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Coatings 2022, 12(2), 146; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings12020146
Received: 27 December 2021 / Revised: 24 January 2022 / Accepted: 25 January 2022 / Published: 26 January 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Surface Chemical Modification II)
This study demonstrates a method for synthesizing Ag-decorated SiO2 NPs, which combined surface modification and electroless plating. The binding ability between the Ag NPs and modifiers was also investigated for the first time. The resulting products were characterized by electron microscopy and a UV–Visible spectrophotometer, which confirmed that OH modified composite has the most uniform coating of Ag NPs and the largest Ag elemental composition. The efficiency of degrading methylene blue (MB) under visible light for 60 min was above 99%. The normalized reaction constant also confirmed the experimental results. In brief, this study verifies an optimal surface modifier of the binding ability with Ag NPs and the feasibility of this structure to effectively absorb the solar spectrum and further apply it to the photodegradation reaction. View Full-Text
Keywords: silica; decorate; binding ability; AgNPs; surface modification; photocatalytic silica; decorate; binding ability; AgNPs; surface modification; photocatalytic
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Chen, W.-S.; Chen, H.-R.; Lee, C.-H. The Photocatalytic Performance of Ag-Decorated SiO2 Nanoparticles (NPs) and Binding Ability between Ag NPs and Modifiers. Coatings 2022, 12, 146. https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings12020146

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Chen W-S, Chen H-R, Lee C-H. The Photocatalytic Performance of Ag-Decorated SiO2 Nanoparticles (NPs) and Binding Ability between Ag NPs and Modifiers. Coatings. 2022; 12(2):146. https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings12020146

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Chen, Wei-Sheng, Hong-Ren Chen, and Cheng-Han Lee. 2022. "The Photocatalytic Performance of Ag-Decorated SiO2 Nanoparticles (NPs) and Binding Ability between Ag NPs and Modifiers" Coatings 12, no. 2: 146. https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings12020146

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