Bio-inspired hierarchical hetero-architectures of in-situ C-doped g-C3N4 grafted on C, N co-doped ZnO micro-flowers with booming solar photocatalytic activity

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review

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Author(s)

  • Mohamad Azuwa Mohamed
  • M. F. M. Zain
  • Lorna Jeffery Minggu
  • Mohammad B. Kassim
  • Juhana Jaafar
  • Nor Aishah Saidina Amin
  • Mohd Sufri Mastuli
  • Hao Wu
  • Roong Jien Wong

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-407
Journal / PublicationJournal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry
Volume77
Early online date9 May 2019
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sep 2019

Abstract

The in-situ hierarchical heterojunction photocatalyst consists of C-doped g-C3N4 (CCN) grafted on the C, N co-doped ZnO were successfully realized via simple bio-template hydrothermal approach. The resultants hierarchical heterojunction photocatalyst exhibited excellent UV to the near infrared absorption capability. The electrochemical analysis and photoluminescence spectroscopy revealed that the hierarchical heterojunction photocatalyst possessed excellent charge generation and separation efficiency. The resultant hierarchical heterojunction photocatalyst exhibited remarkable photocatalytic performance in the photodegradation of bisphenol A and photocatalytic hydrogen evolution under simulated solar irradiation. The enhancement of photocatalytic performance was mainly attributed to the combined effect of hierarchical morphology, in-situ doping, and heterojunction formation.

Research Area(s)

  • Bio-template, Bisphenol A, Hierarchical, Hydrogen evolution, Non-Metal doping

Citation Format(s)

Bio-inspired hierarchical hetero-architectures of in-situ C-doped g-C3N4 grafted on C, N co-doped ZnO micro-flowers with booming solar photocatalytic activity. / Mohamed, Mohamad Azuwa; M. Zain, M. F.; Jeffery Minggu, Lorna; Kassim, Mohammad B.; Jaafar, Juhana; Saidina Amin, Nor Aishah; Mastuli, Mohd Sufri; Wu, Hao; Wong, Roong Jien; Ng, Yun Hau.

In: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Vol. 77, 25.09.2019, p. 393-407.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review