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IJCEA 2018 Vol.9(6): 205-216 ISSN: 2010-0221
doi: 10.18178/ijcea.2018.9.6.728

Fabrication of Bi2MoO6/CdS Heterostructures Nanocomposite: Enhanced Photocatalytic and Photoelectrochemical Performance under Visible-Light Irradiation

Muhammad Arif, Tong Yu, Zhang Min, Qingyong Li, and Xiaoheng Liu
Abstract—We employed one dimensional (1D) CdS nanobelt as a synthetic templet and developed Bi2MoO6/CdS heterostructures nanocomposite by simple 2 steps hydrothermal method. The as prepared Bi2MoO6/CdS heterostructures nanocomposite possess good dispersity and exhibits excellent photocatalytic activity towards rhodamine B (RhB) and phenol under visible light irradiation. Importantly, the large specific surface area of Bi2MoO6/CdS heterostructures nanocomposite (52.7 m2 g-1) and high electron mobility contributes to the enhanced photolytic activity. The as prepared heterostructures nanocomposite also exhibits significant photocatalytic oxygen evolution with rate of 0.773 mmol h-1 g-1. A series of experiments validate that the B3MoO6/CdS heterostructures nanocomposite contributes to improved photocatalytic activity and the electrons/holes separation are well promoted. Thus, the current research provides an efficient rout for the fabrication of photostable heterostructures nanocomposite with an effective utilization of solar light.

Index Terms—B2MoO6/CdS heterostructures nanocomposite, photocatalysis, water oxidation, photoelectochemistry.

All Authors are associated with: Key Laboratory for Soft Chemistry and Functional Materials of Ministry of Education, School of Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China (e-mail: xhliu@njust.edu.cn, wazir.chemist@yahoo.com, 15150582969@163.com).

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Cite: Muhammad Arif, Tong Yu, Zhang Min, Qingyong Li, and Xiaoheng Liu, "Fabrication of Bi2MoO6/CdS Heterostructures Nanocomposite: Enhanced Photocatalytic and Photoelectrochemical Performance under Visible-Light Irradiation," International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 205-216, 2018.

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