Catalytic activity of MnOx/WO3 nanoparticles: synthesis, structure characterization and oxidative degradation of methylene blue

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2014
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Pourbadiei, Behzad
Ruberu, T. Purnima A.
Woo, L. Keith
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Royal Society of Chemistry
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MnOx/WO3 nanoparticles were synthesized by an impregnation method and the physicochemical properties of compounds were characterized by atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS), energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX), X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The catalytic degradation of an organic dye, methylene blue, in the presence of nano-MnOx supported on WO3 as a catalyst and hydrogen peroxide, H2O2, as the oxidant has been studied at room temperature in water. The effects of oxidant amount, catalyst composition and an OH-radical scavenging agent on the degree of decomposition of MB dye were also studied.
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This is a manuscript of an article published as Amini, Mojtaba, Behzad Pourbadiei, T. Purnima A. Ruberu, and L. Keith Woo. "Catalytic activity of MnO x/WO 3 nanoparticles: synthesis, structure characterization and oxidative degradation of methylene blue." New journal of chemistry 38, no. 3 (2014): 1250-1255. DOI: 10.1039/C3NJ01563G. Copyright 2014 The Royal Society of Chemistry and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. Posted with permission.
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