Synthesis, Morphological Characterization and Photocatalytic Property of Silver Molybdate

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S. Muthamizh, S. Munusamy, S. Praveen Kumar, V. Narayanan (2017). Synthesis, Morphological Characterization and Photocatalytic Property of Silver MolybdateMechanics, Materials Science & Engineering, Vol 10. doi:10.2412/mmse.94.18.722

Authors: S. Muthamizh, S. Munusamy, S. Praveen Kumar, V. Narayanan

ABSTRACT. Silver molybdate (Ag2MoO4) microcubes were synthesized by simple and cost effective precipitation method by reacting 1:1 mole ratio of silver acetate and ammonium molybdate. The synthesized nanoparticles were characterized byXRD, Raman and DRS-UV spectroscopy, morphology of the Ag2MoO4 was investigated by FE-SEM analysis. The XRD pattern reveals that the synthesized Ag2MoO4 has cubic structure. In addition, by using the XRD data lattice parameter values also calculated. The Raman analysis of Ag2MoO4 confirms the presence of Ag-O and Mo-O bonds in synthesized microcubes. FE-SEM analysis revels that the synthesized Ag2MoO4 has cube like morphology. The optical property of Ag2MoO4 microcubes were carried out by DRS UV-Visible spectroscopy. The synthesized Ag2MoO4 was utilized for the degradation of organic dye under visible light irradiation.

Keywords: Ag2MoO4, microcubes, photocatalyst

DOI 10.2412/mmse.94.18.722

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