In this study, a green and facile thermal reduction of graphene oxide using an eco-friendly system of D-(+)-glucose and NH4OH for the preparation of reduced graphene oxide was described. The obtained reduced graphene oxide dispersion was characterized by SEM, Dynamic Light Scattering, Raman and X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy. TiO2 nanoparticles and reduced graphene oxide nanocomposites were successively prepared and used in the preparation of heterogeneous photocatalysts that were characterized by Atomic Force Microscopy and Photoluminescence Spectroscopy and subsequently tested as visible light photocatalysts for the photodegradation of Alizarin Red S in water as target pollutant. Obtained results of photocatalytic tests regarding the visible light photocatalytic degradation of Alizarin Red S demonstrated that the use of reduced graphene oxide in combination with TiO2 led to a significant improvement for both adsorption of Alizarin Red S on the catalyst surface and photodegradation efficiencies when compared to those obtained with not doped TiO2.

Reduced Graphene Oxide/TiO2 Nanocomposite: From Synthesis to Characterization for Efficient Visible Light Photocatalytic Applications

Elena Rommozzi;Zannotti Marco;Giovannetti Rita;D’Amato Chiara Anna;Ferraro Stefano;Minicucci Marco;Gunnella Roberto;Di Cicco Andrea
2018

Abstract

In this study, a green and facile thermal reduction of graphene oxide using an eco-friendly system of D-(+)-glucose and NH4OH for the preparation of reduced graphene oxide was described. The obtained reduced graphene oxide dispersion was characterized by SEM, Dynamic Light Scattering, Raman and X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy. TiO2 nanoparticles and reduced graphene oxide nanocomposites were successively prepared and used in the preparation of heterogeneous photocatalysts that were characterized by Atomic Force Microscopy and Photoluminescence Spectroscopy and subsequently tested as visible light photocatalysts for the photodegradation of Alizarin Red S in water as target pollutant. Obtained results of photocatalytic tests regarding the visible light photocatalytic degradation of Alizarin Red S demonstrated that the use of reduced graphene oxide in combination with TiO2 led to a significant improvement for both adsorption of Alizarin Red S on the catalyst surface and photodegradation efficiencies when compared to those obtained with not doped TiO2.
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