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Plasmonic photocatalysis: complete degradation of bisphenol A by a gold nanoparticle–reduced graphene oxide composite under visible light

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Abstract

Bisphenol A is a well-known endocrine disruptor that comes from plastic/epoxy resin-based consumer products, pollutes our environment and is responsible for various human diseases. Thus, its removal from water/food/the environment is becoming a challenging issue. Here we report the visible light photocatalytic degradation of bisphenol A using a gold nanoparticle based composite with reduced graphene oxide. The nanocomposite captures visible light and produces hydroxyl radicals that oxidize bisphenol A into smaller organic fragments such as phenol derivatives and aliphatic aldehydes/ketones. The composition of the nanocomposite has been optimized for most efficient degradation of bisphenol A under visible light and the approach may be extended for the sunlight-based removal of bisphenol A from water/food/the environment.

Graphical abstract: Plasmonic photocatalysis: complete degradation of bisphenol A by a gold nanoparticle–reduced graphene oxide composite under visible light

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The article was received on 13 Jan 2018, accepted on 09 Apr 2018 and first published on 10 Apr 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8PP00012C
Citation: Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2018,17, 628-637
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    Plasmonic photocatalysis: complete degradation of bisphenol A by a gold nanoparticle–reduced graphene oxide composite under visible light

    H. Ali and N. R. Jana, Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2018, 17, 628
    DOI: 10.1039/C8PP00012C

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