Fabric-based composite materials containing ZnO-NRs and ZnO-NRs-AuNPs and their application in photocatalysis
Chemistry and Biochemistry
This work demonstrates immobilization of ZnO nanorods (ZnO-NRs) on the cotton fabric (CF) and subsequent modification of the ZnO-NRs with gold nanoparticles (AuNPs). AuNPs was ex-situ synthesized using citrate method followed by deposition of the same on ZnO-NRs immobilized on CF thereby generating CF@ZnO-NRs and CF@ZnO-NRs-AuNPs composites materials. The surface morphology of these composite materials probed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX), XRD analysis, and Raman spectroscopy. The photocatalytic degradation of a model dye molecule in the presence of these composites materials scrutinized by UV–visible spectroscopy. The designed flexible composites materials demonstrated superior photocatalytic dye degradation and outstanding recyclability.
Materials Chemistry and Physics
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