A simple method for synthesis of highly efficient flower-like SnO2 photocatalyst nanocomposites

  • Zhen Lu
  • Zhiju ZhaoEmail author
  • Liqin Yang
  • Shangzhi Wang
  • Huijun Liu
  • Yanan Feng
  • Yaxin Zhao
  • Feng FengEmail author


Flower-like SnO2 nanocomposites were synthesized by a simple way. Products were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray photoelectron spectra (XPS), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and UV–Vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy. SnO2, which diameter ranges from about 200–500 nm, possesses a flower-like morphology. The products showed excellent photocatalytic performance under UV light irradiation. The photocatalytic properties of the flower-like SnO2 nanocomposites were investigated by evaluating on photo-degradation of pollutants methyl orange (MO) and Rhodamine B(RhB). According to test runs, the flower-like SnO2 exhibited better photocatalytic activity than commercial SnO2 particles.



This work was financially supported by Financial support from Ph.D. Research Start up Foundation of Shanxi Datong University (2013-B-01), Da Tong Key Research Project of Science and Technology Planning Industry (2017013), Key Projects of Science and Technology Research in Hebei Higher Education Institutions (ZD2018311), Hebei Province Science and Technology Program (16211239), Hebei Provincial Department of Education Youth top-notch talent program (BJ2017109) and Xingtai Young Science and Technology Talents Project (2017ZZ029).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Chemistry and Environmental EngineeringShanXi DaTong UniversityDatongChina
  2. 2.College of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringXingtai UniversityXingtaiChina

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