Synthesis of hollow carbon-W18O49 composite and its photocatalytic properties

Ji eun Park, Vien Vo, Nguyen Thi Vuong Hoan, Luc Huy Hoang, Sung Jin Kim

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Composites of carbon and W18O49 were successfully synthesized by heating the mixtures of WO3 and urea at a temperature between 600 and 800 °C in inert atmosphere. The obtained materials were characterized by XRD, SEM, TEM, Raman, XPS, TG–DTA and N2 adsorption/desorption at 77 K. The results showed that the composites consisted of W18O49 as a main phase which was coated by a thin carbon layer and exhibited a change in shape with heating temperature. The hollow form appeared from the treatment temperature of 700 °C and remained till 900 °C. However, at treatment 900 °C, the W18O49 disappeared and WO2 formed instead. The adsorption and visible-light photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue on the composites were evaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2662-2669
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2016

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