Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 13, 2013
Previous Article Next Article

Facile template-free synthesis and visible-light driven photocatalytic performances of dendritic CdS hierarchical structures

Author affiliations

Abstract

In this paper, large scale hierarchical CdS dendrites are synthesized via a facile and effective hydrothermal route. The morphologies, microstructures and photocatalytic properties of the as-synthesized products are investigated in detail. Individual CdS dendrites consist of a long central trunk with secondary and tertiary sharp branches, which preferentially grow in a parallel direction with a definite angle to the trunk. A possible growth mechanism for CdS dendrites is proposed based on the experimental results and phenomena. Photocatalytic tests reveal that eosin red can be degraded nearly completely (over 95%) after visible light irradiation of 100 min. In addition, Congo red and methylene blue aqueous solution degradation experiments are also conducted under the same conditions, revealing versatile potential applications of such dendritic structures for wastewater purification.

Graphical abstract: Facile template-free synthesis and visible-light driven photocatalytic performances of dendritic CdS hierarchical structures

Back to tab navigation
Please wait while Download options loads

Publication details

The article was received on 18 Oct 2012, accepted on 16 Dec 2012 and first published on 17 Dec 2012


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C2DT32486E
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2013,42, 4633-4638
  •   Request permissions

    Facile template-free synthesis and visible-light driven photocatalytic performances of dendritic CdS hierarchical structures

    Z. Yu, X. Wu, J. Wang, W. Jia, G. Zhu and F. Qu, Dalton Trans., 2013, 42, 4633
    DOI: 10.1039/C2DT32486E

Search articles by author