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A new sustainable approach towards preparation of sunlight active Ag/AgBr Janus nanoparticles using non-toxic surface active ionic liquid

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Abstract

The development of benign and easily implementable methods for preparation of symmetry controlled nano-materials for catalytic applications under sunlight or white light is a challenging task. A single step strategy and utilization of minimal chemicals under aqueous conditions under sunlight represents the first example of its kind. Herein, photocatalytically active Ag/AgBr Janus nanoparticles (JNPs) are prepared by irradiation of aqueous AgNO3 containing nicotinium based non-toxic surface active ionic liquid (SAIL) having Br as a counter-ion under sunlight, in less than a minute, via controlled symmetry breaking, for the first time. The utilized SAIL not only provides the required Br but also acts as a stabilizing agent and aids in photo-reduction. Thus the prepared JNPs exhibit excellent catalytic activity for photo-degradation of rhodamine-B under sunlight along with reduction of 4-nitrophenol.

Graphical abstract: A new sustainable approach towards preparation of sunlight active Ag/AgBr Janus nanoparticles using non-toxic surface active ionic liquid

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The article was received on 06 Jan 2019, accepted on 07 Feb 2019 and first published on 07 Feb 2019


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C9TA00178F
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2019,7, 5185-5189

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    A new sustainable approach towards preparation of sunlight active Ag/AgBr Janus nanoparticles using non-toxic surface active ionic liquid

    G. Singh, Komal, G. Singh, M. Kaur and T. S. Kang, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2019, 7, 5185
    DOI: 10.1039/C9TA00178F

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