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Constructing graphene/InNbO4 composite with excellent adsorptivity and charge separation performance for enhanced visible-light-driven photocatalytic ability

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Constructing graphene/InNbO4 composite with excellent adsorptivity and charge separation performance for enhanced visible-light-driven photocatalytic ability
Abstract

Graphene (Gr)/InNbO4 composite with visible light response was fabricated by a facile one-step hydrothermal method. The prepared samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and diffuse reflectance UV–vis spectra (DRS), respectively. The results indicated that InNbO4 particles with monoclinic type mainly distributed on the Gr sheet uniformly. The samples had good visible light response. Photocatalytic degradation of Methylene Blue (MB) was conducted under the visible light irradiation (>400 nm) in order to evaluate the photoactivity of this photocatalyst. The kinetic constant of MB removal with Gr/InNbO4 (0.0346 min−1) was 1.87 times that with InNbO4 (0.0185 min−1). The enhanced photocatalytic performance of Gr/InNbO4 was attributed to the improved adsorption performance and the separation efficiency of the carriers. With Gr/InNbO4 as the photocatalyst the OH radicals be another type of oxidant in the photocatalytic process in addition to holes and electrons on Gr transporting from InNbO4 participated the oxidation of MB adsorbed on Gr. Overall, the result of this work could provide a new way of the construction of a visible-light-driven photocatalyst with high performance.

Graphical abstractImprovement of visible photocatalysis was achieved via construction of graphene/InNbO4 composite. The pseudo-first-order kinetic constant of photocatalytic degradation of MB under visible light irradiation was 1.87 times as great as that with InNbO4.Figure optionsDownload full-size imageDownload as PowerPoint slideHighlights► The Gr/InNbO4 composite facilitated the separation of carriers. ► The Gr/InNbO4 improved the adsorption ability and then surface reactions. ► Enhanced photocatalysis was achieved via construction of Gr/InNbO4 composite. ► Introduction of Gr to InNbO4 made the •OH be another kind of photocatalytic oxidant. ► Electrons on Gr transporting from InNbO4 joined the oxidation of MB adsorbed on Gr.

Keywords
Photocatalysis; Visible light; InNbO4; Graphene; Adsorption
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Applied Catalysis B: Environmental - Volume 105, Issues 1–2, 9 June 2011, Pages 237–242
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Catalysis
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