Fabrication and near infrared photothermally-enhanced catalytic activity of Cu nanoparticles/reduced graphene oxide nanocomposite

Chun Chieh Yeh, Pin Ru Wu, Dong Hwang Chen

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Abstract

The Cu nanoparticles/reduced graphene oxide (Cu/rGO) nanocomposite was fabricated by the hydrazine reduction of copper ions and graphene oxide in ethylene glycol. It exhibited good catalytic activity for the reduction of 4-nitrophenol due to the large specific surface area and adsorption-induced synergistic effect of rGO. Furthermore, under near-infrared (NIR) irradiation, the reduction rate was significantly enhanced because of the excellent NIR photothermal conversion property of rGO which resulted in the heating of local environment around Cu nanoparticles. This work is helpful for the development of NIR or solar photothermally enhanced catalytic systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)274-277
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Letters
Volume136
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Dec 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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