High catalytic activity of monometallic Ag, Cu nanostructures in the degradation of acid blue 113 dye: An electron relay effect

R. Udayabhaskar, R. V. Mangalaraja, T. Pandiyarajan, B. Karthikeyan, Héctor D. Mansilla

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This report discusses the observed faster decoloration of an azo dye with an enhanced degradation rate constant achieved using metal nanostructures as a catalyst. Silver and copper nanostructures were synthesized by reducing the corresponding nitrate salts using hydrazine and hexamethylenetetramine (HMTA) in sodium hydroxide (NaOH) solution. The influence of HMTA was clearly evident from the scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images; with increasing concentration it caused agglomeration and the formation of net-like nanostructures. An x-ray diffraction study confirmed the formation of monometallic Ag and Cu nanostructures. The prepared nanostructures exhibited dipole and multipole surface plasmon resonance-related optical absorption bands which were size and shape dependent. The degradation of the azo dye acid blue 113 (AB113) in the presence of sodium borohydride (NaBH4) was taken as model system for studying the catalytic activity of the metal nanostructures. From the optical absorption spectral studies of dye degradation it was observed that the rate constant (κ) was of the order of κCu > κAg > κno catalyst. From the dye degradation studies a high catalytic activity was observed for Cu nanostructures with a rate constant of 20.93 × 10-4 s-1.

Idioma originalInglés
Número de artículo095002
PublicaciónMaterials Research Express
Volumen4
N.º9
DOI
EstadoPublicada - sept. 2017
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