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Mesoporous metal oxide/silica composites with photocatalytic activity and magnetic response

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Mesoporous metal oxide/silica composites with photocatalytic activity and magnetic response
Abstract

•A novel class of mesoporous metal oxide/silica composites was synthesized.•ZnO and Fe3O4 nanoparticles were successfully embedded in the silica framework.•The materials present a high surface and narrow pores size distribution.•The porous composites display good photocatalytic activity and magnetic response.

In this work, a novel class of mesoporous metal oxide/silica composites was prepared. Both ZnO and magnetite (Fe3O4) nanoparticles were embedded within the mesoporous silica architecture. The solids display a high surface area, narrow pore size distribution and a regular array of mesoporous hexagonal channels with long range ordering. All the materials were tested for the photodegradation of Rhodamine B and the catalytic performance compared with analogous mesoporous solids exclusively bearing ZnO nanoparticles in the silica framework. All the materials present good photocatalytic performance and magnetic response. The best catalyst containing 15 wt% ZnO and 5 wt% Fe3O4 particle loading, displays a higher turnover number than unstructured ZnO nanoparticles and commercial ZnO nanopowder and can be easily separated from the reaction mixture by simply applying a magnetic field as weak as the one generated by a common magnetic stirring bar.

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Keywords
Mesoporous materials; Zinc oxide; Magnetite; Silica composites; Photodegradation; Rhodamine B
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Catalysis Today - Volume 241, Part A, 1 March 2015, Pages 33–39
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Catalysis
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