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Fabrication of an Ag/Ag2MoO4 plasmonic photocatalyst with enhanced photocatalytic performance for the degradation of ciprofloxacin

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A silver/silver molybdate (Ag/Ag2MoO4) composite was successfully synthesized through in situ reduction of Ag2MoO4 using NaBH4 at room temperature and characterized by various analytical techniques. The photocatalytic activity of the composite was evaluated by the degradation of the colorless antibiotic agent ciprofloxacin (CIP) under visible light irradiation. The experimental results indicated that the as-fabricated Ag/Ag2MoO4 composite showed greatly enhanced photocatalytic performance compared with pure Ag2MoO4, and exhibited high photodegradation efficiency with 99.5% removal of CIP in 60 min and excellent stability in five consecutive cycles. The improved photocatalytic performance could be mainly attributed to the surface plasmon resonance (SPR) effect of the Ag nanoparticles in the region of visible light. The active species trapping experiments and ESR analysis suggested that ˙OH and h+ were the main active species for the photocatalytic degradation. Eventually, a possible photocatalytic mechanism was proposed.

Graphical abstract: Fabrication of an Ag/Ag2MoO4 plasmonic photocatalyst with enhanced photocatalytic performance for the degradation of ciprofloxacin

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The article was received on 11 May 2018, accepted on 03 Jun 2018 and first published on 05 Jun 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8NJ02327A
Citation: New J. Chem., 2018, Advance Article
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    Fabrication of an Ag/Ag2MoO4 plasmonic photocatalyst with enhanced photocatalytic performance for the degradation of ciprofloxacin

    J. Li, F. Liu and Y. Li, New J. Chem., 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8NJ02327A

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