Electrocatalytic and Photocatalytic Application of Carbon Nitride – Ag Hybrid Nanocomposite

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S. Munusamy, R. Suresh, K. Giribabu, R. Manigandan, S. Preenkumar, S. Muthamizh, T. Dhanasekaran, A. Padmanapan, G. Ganamoorthy, A. Stephen, V. Narayanan (2017). Electrocatalytic and Photocatalytic Application of Carbon Nitride – Ag Hybrid NanocompositeMechanics, Materials Science & Engineering, Vol 10. doi:10.2412/mmse.14.20.385

Authors: S. Munusamy, R. Suresh, K. Giribabu, R. Manigandan, S. Preenkumar, S. Muthamizh, T. Dhanasekaran, A. Padmanapan, G. Ganamoorthy, A. Stephen, V. Narayanan

ABSTRACT. In this paper, a carbon nitride – Ag hybrid nanocomposite is synthesized. Carbon nitride – Ag hybrid nanocomposite was synthesized by chemical oxidative polymerization method. The hybrid was characterized by UV-Visible spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM). The electrochemical oxidation of hydroquinone was inspected by cyclic voltammetry (CV). The Carbon nitride – Ag hybrid modified GCE (hybrid nanocomposite /GCE) showed enhanced electrocatalytic oxidation of hydroquinone than GCE. The hybrid showed better photoccatalytic degradation of methylene blue within 180 mins.

Keywords: carbon nitride – Ag, hydroquinone, methylene blue

DOI 10.2412/mmse.14.20.385

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