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Beet Juice-Induced Green Fabrication of Plasmonic AgCl/Ag Nanoparticles

Authors

  • Dr. Jiahui Kou,

    1. Sustainable Technology Division, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 26 West Martin Luther King Drive, MS 443, Cincinnati, Ohio 45268 (USA)
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  • Dr. Rajender S. Varma

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    1. Sustainable Technology Division, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 26 West Martin Luther King Drive, MS 443, Cincinnati, Ohio 45268 (USA)
    • Sustainable Technology Division, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 26 West Martin Luther King Drive, MS 443, Cincinnati, Ohio 45268 (USA)
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Abstract

A simple, green, and fast approach (complete within 5 min) was explored for the fabrication of hybrid AgCl/Ag plasmonic nanoparticles under microwave (MW) irradiation. In this method, beet juice served as a reducing reagent, which is an abundant sugar-rich agricultural produce. Interestingly, the obtained AgCl/Ag samples have a smaller size than the AgCl reaction precursor. This makes it an unusual top-down hydrothermal synthesis. The as-prepared material displayed good photocatalytic activity for the degradation of methyl orange (MO) dye.

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