Pompon Dahlia‐like Cu2O/rGO Nanostructures for Visible Light Photocatalytic H2 Production and 4‐Chlorophenol Degradation

Sekar Karthikeyan, Kassam Ahmed, Amin Osatiashtiani, Adam F. Lee, Karen Wilson, Keiko Sasaki, Ben Coulson, Will Swansborough‐aston, Richard E. Douthwaite, Wei Li

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Abstract

Hierarchical Cu2O nanospheres with a Pompon Dahlia‐like morphology were prepared by a one‐pot synthesis employing electrostatic self‐assembly. Nanocomposite analogues were also prepared in the presence of reduced graphene oxide (rGO). Photophysical properties of the hierarchical Cu2O nanospheres and Cu2O/rGO nanocomposite were determined, and their photocatalytic applications evaluated for photocatalytic 4‐chlorophenol (4‐CP) degradation and H2 production. Introduction of trace (6 h continuous reaction is observed.
Original languageEnglish
JournalChemCatChem
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Publication statusPublished - 17 Dec 2019

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