Rubidium Mercury Tetraiodide Nanostructures: Facile Fabrication and Photocatalytic Performance for Methyl Orange Degradation
Paper ID : 1521-ICNS
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
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.
“Rb2HgI4” “Nanostructures” “Solid-state method” “Photocatalytic degradation”
Status : Abstract Accepted (Poster Presentation)