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Current Nanoscience

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ISSN (Print): 1573-4137
ISSN (Online): 1875-6786

Review Article

A Novel Photochromic Film Based on Preyssler Heteropolyacid and Gold Nanoparticles as a Green and Recyclable Nanocatalyst for Removal of Azo Dye from Wastewaters

Author(s): Neda Rohani, Fatemeh F. Bamoharram, Azam Marjani and Majid M. Heravi

Volume 12, Issue 5, 2016

Page: [605 - 610] Pages: 6

DOI: 10.2174/1573413712666160520114151

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Abstract

Using photolysis method, Preyssler acid, H14[NaP5W30O110], was employed in the form of composite film as a green reductant and stabilizer for the synthesis of Au nanoparticles. The synthesized Au NPs/Preyssler film was prepared by a simple and fast sol-gel method and characterized by UV-Visible spectroscopy, particle size distribution, Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (FESEM), and Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) analysis. Our findings showed that Au nanoparticles were obtained at about 6-11 nm and were readily inserted and monodispersed in the nanocomposite film. The photocatalytic performance of this NPs/Preyssler film was examined in decolorization of methyl orange (MeO) in aqueous media. UV-Visible studies showed that Au NPs/Preyssler film can efficiently catalyze the decolorization of the aforementioned azo dye. The pseudo-first-order rate constants were also calculated for this reaction.

Keywords: Decolorization, gold nanoparticles, heteropolyacid, nanocatalyst, photochromic film, preyssler.

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