Rubidium Mercury Tetraiodide Nanostructures: Facile Fabrication and Photocatalytic Performance for Methyl Orange Degradation
Paper ID : 1521-ICNS
Authors:
Elham Abkar1, Mojgan Ghanbari1, Masoud Salavati-Niasari *2
1Institute of Nano Science and Nano Technology, University of Kashan, Kashan
2Institute of Nano Science and Nano Technology, University of Kashan
Abstract:
In the current research, rubidium mercury tetraiodide (Rb2HgI4) nanostructures have been fabricated successfully via the solid-state method. The effect of various factors such as RbI: HgI2 molar ratio, variety of surfactant, reaction time, and temperature were studied on the purity, morphology, and size of the samples. The as-fabricated samples were identified by X-ray diffraction (XRD), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), and X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) analysis. Rb2HgI4 nanostructures were used as a catalyst for the destruction of organic dye (methyl orange) under UV light, and degrade methyl orange about 73.0%. The result indicated that these nanoparticles could be used as high-performance catalysts for water pollution removal.
Keywords:
“Rb2HgI4” “Nanostructures” “Solid-state method” “Photocatalytic degradation”
Status : Abstract Accepted (Poster Presentation)