409540 Multifunctional GO-COOH-Cus Nanocomposite with Enhanced Photocatalytic Activity Under Solar Light Irradiation

Wednesday, November 11, 2015: 2:10 PM
255F (Salt Palace Convention Center)
Shuyan Yu and Xiaoli Yan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore

A multifunctional GO-COOH-CuS nanocomposite was synthesized from carboxylic acid functionalized graphene oxide and copper precursor in dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) by a facile and scalable room-temperature hydrothermal synthesis process. The resultant sample was characterized by TEM, FESEM, XRD, FTIR, TGA and XPS. Its photocatalytic activity was demonstrated in the photocatalytic degradation of pheno and RhB. It also showed high antibacterial activity toward E.coli and B. subtilis., and good recovery and reusability. The influence of CuS content, and the charge-transport mechanism were investigated.

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