Photocatalytic degradation of erythromycin under visible light by zinc phthalocyanine-modified titania nanoparticles

K. Vignesh, M. Rajarajan, A. Suganthi

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Abstract

Zinc phthalocyanine modified TiO2 nanoparticles (Znpc-TiO 2) were prepared by the chemical impregnation method to improve the photocatalytic activity of TiO2 under visible light. The prepared nanoparticles were characterized by UV-vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (UV-vis-DRS), X-ray powder diffraction, scanning electron microscopy transmission electron microscopy and Brunauer-Emmett-Teller. surface area analysis techniques. The photocatalytic activity of Znpc-TiO2 was investigated for the degradation of erythromycin. The results revealed that UV-vis absorption edge of Znpc-TiO2 is slightly shifted towards visible region and it has a higher surface area than that of TiO2. The photocatalytic activity of Znpc-TiO2 was superior (74.21%) than that of TiO2 (31.57%). Besides the photocatalyst (Znpc-TiO 2) is stable and may be reused for several times.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-103
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Science in Semiconductor Processing
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Erythromycin
Zinc
titanium
Titanium
zinc
degradation
Nanoparticles
Degradation
nanoparticles
Photocatalysts
Impregnation
X ray powder diffraction
Spectroscopy
Transmission electron microscopy
reflectance
transmission electron microscopy
Scanning electron microscopy
scanning electron microscopy
diffraction
spectroscopy

Keywords

  • Erythromycin
  • Photocatalysis
  • Visible light
  • Zinc phthalocyanine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials

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Photocatalytic degradation of erythromycin under visible light by zinc phthalocyanine-modified titania nanoparticles. / Vignesh, K.; Rajarajan, M.; Suganthi, A.

In: Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2014, p. 98-103.

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