Journal article

Facile synthesis of highly efficient photocatalysts based on organic small molecular co-catalyst

Youyi Sun, Congxu Wang, Guizheng Guo, Qiang Fu, Zhiyuan Xiong, Dan Li, Yaqing Liu

APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE | ELSEVIER | Published : 2019

Abstract

A new metal-free organic molecular as co-catalyst was developed, which could drastically enhance the photocatalytic performance of photocatalyst (eg. g-C 3 N 4 , MoS 2 and TiO 2 ). The enhancing photocatalytic activity was evaluated for photocatalytic degradation of organic dyes. It showed ultra-high photocatalytic rate (4.17 mg/g·min) and ultra-short time (about 6.0 min) for photocatalytic degradation of organic dyes (25 mg/ml). The enhanced photocatalytic performance was attributed to suppress recombination of photogenerated charges and provide a new photoredox reaction pathway under molecular co-catalyst assistance. The study represents a facile method to develop ultra-effectively photoca..

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Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Awarded by Shanxi Provincial Natural Science Foundation of China


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors are grateful for the support of the National Natural Science Foundation of China under grants (51773184), and the Shanxi Provincial Natural Science Foundation of China (201701D121046).