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Controllable synthesis of graphitic C3N4/ultrathin MoS2 nanosheet hybrid nanostructures with enhanced photocatalytic performance

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Graphitic C3N4/ultrathin MoS2 (MoS2/g-C3N4) hybrids were synthesized via a facile bathing and ultrasound method. In this process, a well-bonded interface structure was formed between ultrathin MoS2 nanosheets and g-C3N4 through adjusting the amount of MoS2 in the MoS2/g-C3N4 hybrids. The MoS2/g-C3N4 hybrids were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), Raman spectroscopy (Raman), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and UV-vis spectroscopy (UV-vis). The MoS2/g-C3N4 photocatalyst showed excellent photocatalytic activity in the photodegradation of organic pollutants. In this work, methyl orange (MO) was used as the simulative pollutant; the highest photodegradation rate (92.4%) was obtained when the amount of MoS2 was 5 wt% in the MoS2/g-C3N4 hybrids (0.05-MC), with a kinetic constant of 0.0189 min−1 after being irradiated under visible light for 2 h. Besides, 0.05-MC also showed excellent recyclability and chemical stability, and a photodegradation rate of 79.93% was reached after being reused 10 times. For practical pollutants, the photocatalytic degradation rates of ciprofloxacin (CIP) and tetracycline hydrochloride (TC) have been increased dramatically under the visible light irradiation. The excellent photocatalytic properties of MoS2/g-C3N4 hybrids can be ascribed to the enhanced separation rate and accelerated mobility of photogenerated charges through ultrathin MoS2 nanosheets’ modification.

Graphical abstract: Controllable synthesis of graphitic C3N4/ultrathin MoS2 nanosheet hybrid nanostructures with enhanced photocatalytic performance

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The article was received on 06 Jun 2016, accepted on 22 Aug 2016 and first published on 23 Aug 2016


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6DT02247B
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2016,45, 15406-15414

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    Controllable synthesis of graphitic C3N4/ultrathin MoS2 nanosheet hybrid nanostructures with enhanced photocatalytic performance

    X. Lu, Y. Jin, X. Zhang, G. Xu, D. Wang, J. Lv, Z. Zheng and Y. Wu, Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 15406
    DOI: 10.1039/C6DT02247B

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