Reaction Kinetics, Mechanisms and Catalysis

, Volume 107, Issue 2, pp 467–475 | Cite as

Photocatalytic properties of PbMoO4 synthesized by a hydrothermal reaction

  • A. Martínez-de la Cruz
  • D. B. Hernández-Uresti
  • Leticia M. Torres-Martínez
  • S. W. Lee


PbMoO4 oxide with scheelite structure was obtained by hydrothermal synthesis in the absence of additives. The material was characterized by X-ray powder diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, diffuse reflectance spectroscopy, and adsorption–desorption N2 isotherms. The organic dyes rhodamine B (rhB), indigo carmine (IC), orange G (OG), and methyl orange (MO) were selected as molecules model to study its photocatalytic degradation over PbMoO4 oxide under UV irradiation. Total organic carbon analysis of samples irradiated revealed that mineralization of organic dyes by the action of PbMoO4 was feasible in 80 % (rhB), 69 % (IC), 71 % (MO), and 65 % (OG) after 96 h of UV irradiation.


PbMoO4 Heterogeneous photocatalysis Hydrothermal synthesis Organic dyes 



We wish to thank the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL) for its invaluable support through the project PAICYT 2010 and to CONACYT for supports the projects CB-167018 and CIAM-148138.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Martínez-de la Cruz
    • 1
  • D. B. Hernández-Uresti
    • 1
  • Leticia M. Torres-Martínez
    • 2
  • S. W. Lee
    • 3
  1. 1.Facultad de Ingeniería Mecánica y Eléctrica, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Ciudad UniversitariaSan Nicolás de los GarzaMexico
  2. 2.Departamento de Ecomateriales y EnergíaFacultad de Ingeniería Civil (UANL)San Nicolás de los GarzaMexico
  3. 3.Department of Materials EngineeringSun Moon UniversityAsanSouth Korea

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