Significant enhancement of visible light photocatalytic activity of the hybrid B12-PIL/rGO in the presence of Ru(bpy)32+ for DDT dehalogenation

Ying Sun, Wei Zhang, Jian Tong, Yu Zhang, Shuyao Wu, Daliang Liu, Hisashi Shimakoshi, Yoshio Hisaeda, Xi Ming Song

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    A new B12-PIL/rGO hybrid was prepared successfully through immobilizing a B12 derivative on the surface of poly(ionic liquid) (PIL)-modified reduced graphene oxide (rGO) by electrostatic attraction and π-π stacking attraction among the different components. The hybrid catalyst showed an enhanced photocatalytic activity in the presence of Ru(bpy)32+ for 1,1-bis(4-chlorophenyl)-2,2,2-trichloroethane (DDT) dechlorination with ∼100% conversion. Especially, the yield of didechlorinated products could reach 78% after 1 h of visible light irradiation, which should be attributed to a synergistic effect of B12, rGO and PIL in B12-PIL/rGO, including their respective catalytic performance, the excellent electron transport of rGO and the concentration of DDT and 1,1-bis(4-chlorophenyl)-2,2-dichloroethane (DDD) on the surface of B12-PIL/rGO. Furthermore, the hybrid catalyst was easily recycled for use without obvious loss of catalytic activity.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)19197-19204
    Number of pages8
    JournalRSC Advances
    Issue number31
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Chemistry(all)
    • Chemical Engineering(all)

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