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Environmentally Friendly Photocatalytic Synthesis of Porphyrin/Ag Nanoparticles/Reduced Graphene Oxide Ternary Nanohybrids Having Superior Catalytic Activity

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  • Dr. Haiyan Li,

    1. State Key Lab of Electroanalytical Chemistry, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130022 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 431-85262065
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  • Yingwei Zhang,

    1. State Key Lab of Electroanalytical Chemistry, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130022 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 431-85262065
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  • Guohui Chang,

    1. State Key Lab of Electroanalytical Chemistry, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130022 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 431-85262065
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  • Dr. Sen Liu,

    1. State Key Lab of Electroanalytical Chemistry, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130022 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 431-85262065
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  • Jingqi Tian,

    1. State Key Lab of Electroanalytical Chemistry, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130022 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 431-85262065
    2. Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039 (P. R. China)
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  • Yonglan Luo,

    1. State Key Lab of Electroanalytical Chemistry, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130022 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 431-85262065
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  • Prof. Abdullah M. Asiri,

    1. Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah 21589 (Saudi Arabia)
    2. Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah 21589 (Saudi Arabia)
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  • Abdulrahman O. Al-Youbi,

    1. Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah 21589 (Saudi Arabia)
    2. Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah 21589 (Saudi Arabia)
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  • Prof. Xuping Sun

    Corresponding author
    1. State Key Lab of Electroanalytical Chemistry, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130022 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 431-85262065
    2. Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah 21589 (Saudi Arabia)
    3. Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah 21589 (Saudi Arabia)
    • State Key Lab of Electroanalytical Chemistry, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130022 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 431-85262065
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Abstract

This study demonstrates the first synthesis of novel organic/inorganic ternary nanohybrids of tin(IV) prophyrin (SnPor), Ag nanoparticles (AgNPs), and reduced graphene oxide (RGO) by an environmentally friendly phtotcatalytic process using SnPor as a photocatalyst for the reduction of both GO and AgI. The nanohybrids exhibit high photocurrent generation as a result of the photosensitization effect of SnPor and surface plasmon resonance excitation in the AgNPs. Furthermore, in the activity test, the nanohybrids show good catalytic activity in the degradation of rhodamine B under the irradiation of visible light (λ>400 nm) and in the reduction of 4-nitrophenol. The detailed mechanism is discussed in the article.

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