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Issue 15, 2012
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Graphite-like C3N4 hybridized ZnWO4nanorods: Synthesis and its enhanced photocatalysis in visible light

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Abstract

Graphite-like C3N4 hybridized ZnWO4 photocatalyst is synthesized via a facile chemisorption. The C3N4/ZnWO4 photocatalysts show high efficiency for the degradation of methylene blue (MB) under UV light and visible light irradiation. A loading amount of 5% C3N4 over ZnWO4 leads to an 80% increase in the photocatalytic activity under UV light irradiation. The enhanced photocatalytic performance under UV light irradiation could be attributed to the high separation efficiency of the photogenerated electron-hole pairs. The visible light activity of C3N4/ZnWO4 originates from the injection of excited electrons from the lower unoccupied molecular orbital (LUMO) of C3N4 to the conduction band (CB) of ZnWO4.

Graphical abstract: Graphite-like C3N4 hybridized ZnWO4 nanorods: Synthesis and its enhanced photocatalysis in visible light

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Submitted
07 Apr 2012
Accepted
08 May 2012
First published
08 May 2012

CrystEngComm, 2012,14, 5065-5070
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Graphite-like C3N4 hybridized ZnWO4 nanorods: Synthesis and its enhanced photocatalysis in visible light

Y. Wang, Z. Wang, S. Muhammad and J. He, CrystEngComm, 2012, 14, 5065
DOI: 10.1039/C2CE25517K

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