Photocatalytic activity of MOF-derived Cu 2 O/Cu/C/Ag porous composites
Cu 2 O/Cu/C/Ag porous composite was synthesized by heat-treatment and wet-chemical method using a typical metal-organic framework (Cu-BTC) as precursor. The samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive spectrometry (EDS) and ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy (UV-vis). The results showed that the original structure of Cu-BTC was retained by high temperature calcination in nitrogen atmosphere. Uniform doping of Cu, C and Ag provided a triple trapping of photogenerated electron hole pairs and the Cu 2 O/Cu/C/Ag exhibited an enhanced photocatalytic activity for degradation of Congo Red under visible light irradiation. Heat-treatment of the MOFs with high temperature is a facile and effective way for preparation of photocatalytic composite with desirable properties.
South African Journal of Chemistry
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Chang, Wei; Zheng, Dandan; Zhao, Chaosheng; and Yang, Yixin, "Photocatalytic activity of MOF-derived Cu 2 O/Cu/C/Ag porous composites" (2019). Kean Publications. 1422.