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Title: Facile synthesis of highly active reduced graphene oxide-CuI catalyst through a simple combustion method for photocatalytic reduction of CO{sub 2} to methanol

Abstract

We report a facile combustion method synthesis of reduced graphene oxide/CuI composites as a photocatalyst, in which CuI nanoparticles were homogeneously distributed on the surface of reduced graphene oxide (rGO), showing a good visible light response. The rGO-supported and unsupported CuI hybrids were tested over the photocatalytic reduction of CO{sub 2} for methanol evolution in visible light. In the current study rGO-CuI composites have shown excellent yields (19.91 μmol g-cat{sup −1}). rGO provides a light-weight, charge complementary and two-dimensional material that interacts effectively with the CuI nanoparticles. - Graphical abstract: A facile reduced graphene oxide(rGO)/ CuI nanoparticles complexes hybrid material was prepared by a naked flame. This method can be simple and rapid preparation of composite materials which exhibit excellent catalytic performance. It is not only can improve the light absorption but also can be highly efficient reduction of CO{sub 2} to methanol in visible light. So the rGO-CuI composite will find potential applications as catalysts in organic photosynthetic reaction. Display Omitted - Highlights: • Reduced graphene oxide-CuI composites have been prepared by a facile method. • This method can produce reduced graphene oxide from graphene oxide without any reducing agent. • The absorption efficiency of rGO-CuI composites is significantlymore » higher than rGO and CuI.« less

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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22742027
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Solid State Chemistry
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 253; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2017 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0022-4596
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; CARBON DIOXIDE; CATALYSTS; COMBUSTION; COMPOSITE MATERIALS; COPPER IODIDES; GRAPHENE; METHANOL; NANOPARTICLES; PHOTOCATALYSIS; REDUCING AGENTS; REDUCTION; SYNTHESIS; TWO-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; TWO-DIMENSIONAL SYSTEMS; VISIBLE RADIATION

Citation Formats

Zhang, Wenjun, Li, Yingjie, Zhang, Xiaoxiong, and Li, Cuiluo. Facile synthesis of highly active reduced graphene oxide-CuI catalyst through a simple combustion method for photocatalytic reduction of CO{sub 2} to methanol. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1016/J.JSSC.2017.05.022.
Zhang, Wenjun, Li, Yingjie, Zhang, Xiaoxiong, & Li, Cuiluo. Facile synthesis of highly active reduced graphene oxide-CuI catalyst through a simple combustion method for photocatalytic reduction of CO{sub 2} to methanol. United States. doi:10.1016/J.JSSC.2017.05.022.
Zhang, Wenjun, Li, Yingjie, Zhang, Xiaoxiong, and Li, Cuiluo. Fri . "Facile synthesis of highly active reduced graphene oxide-CuI catalyst through a simple combustion method for photocatalytic reduction of CO{sub 2} to methanol". United States. doi:10.1016/J.JSSC.2017.05.022.
@article{osti_22742027,
title = {Facile synthesis of highly active reduced graphene oxide-CuI catalyst through a simple combustion method for photocatalytic reduction of CO{sub 2} to methanol},
author = {Zhang, Wenjun and Li, Yingjie and Zhang, Xiaoxiong and Li, Cuiluo},
abstractNote = {We report a facile combustion method synthesis of reduced graphene oxide/CuI composites as a photocatalyst, in which CuI nanoparticles were homogeneously distributed on the surface of reduced graphene oxide (rGO), showing a good visible light response. The rGO-supported and unsupported CuI hybrids were tested over the photocatalytic reduction of CO{sub 2} for methanol evolution in visible light. In the current study rGO-CuI composites have shown excellent yields (19.91 μmol g-cat{sup −1}). rGO provides a light-weight, charge complementary and two-dimensional material that interacts effectively with the CuI nanoparticles. - Graphical abstract: A facile reduced graphene oxide(rGO)/ CuI nanoparticles complexes hybrid material was prepared by a naked flame. This method can be simple and rapid preparation of composite materials which exhibit excellent catalytic performance. It is not only can improve the light absorption but also can be highly efficient reduction of CO{sub 2} to methanol in visible light. So the rGO-CuI composite will find potential applications as catalysts in organic photosynthetic reaction. Display Omitted - Highlights: • Reduced graphene oxide-CuI composites have been prepared by a facile method. • This method can produce reduced graphene oxide from graphene oxide without any reducing agent. • The absorption efficiency of rGO-CuI composites is significantly higher than rGO and CuI.},
doi = {10.1016/J.JSSC.2017.05.022},
journal = {Journal of Solid State Chemistry},
issn = {0022-4596},
number = ,
volume = 253,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {9}
}