Sol–gel synthesis of Au/N–TiO2 composite for photocatalytic reduction of Cr(vi)
Date of Issue2012
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Au/N–TiO2 composites are successfully synthesized via a modified sol–gel method and their photocatalytic performance in reduction of Cr(VI) is investigated. Au/N–TiO2 composites exhibit an enhanced photocatalytic performance in the reduction of Cr(VI) with a maximum reduction rate of 90% under visible light irradiation as compared with pure TiO2 (34%) and N–TiO2 (80%) due to the increase of light absorption intensity and range as well as the reduction of electron–hole pair recombination in TiO2 with the incorporation of N and Au.
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