Mesoporous CdTe supported SiO2-TiO2 nanocomposite: structural, optical, and Photocatalytic applications

Materials Research Bulletin(2023)

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Owing to polluted water remediation, semiconductor nano photocatalysis has been considered a promising methodology. However, low reaction rates and high electron-hole recombination have impeded their large-scale applications. Therefore, heterogeneous nano photocatalysts are required for promoting their functional appli-cations. Here, sol-gel-based mesoporous titania nanoparticles (TNPs) and silica-titania nanocomposite (STNC) are synthesized and supported with CdTe (CdTe/STNC) for photocatalytic applications. Vapor pressure scanning electron microscopy (VPSEM) exhibited the porous and colonial nanostructure of CdTe supported STNC catalyst. The high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) possessed a spherical morphology with particle size 5.6 nm of TNPs, 2.6 nm of STNC, and 2.1 nm of CdTe/STNC. Moreover, the CdTe/STNC catalyst exhibited a large surface area (SBET) -410 m2/g and pore size distribution -1.8 nm. The CdTe/STNC exhibited high photocatalytic activity with methylene blue degradation of 95% (k = 0.01 min-1) after 180 min of ultraviolet radiation.
CdTedTe,Silica-titania nanocomposite,Sol-gel method,Photocatalyst,Mesoporous structures
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