Research on Chemical Intermediates

, Volume 41, Issue 6, pp 3683–3697 | Cite as

Photocatalytic activity of one-dimensional Ag2V4O11 nanowires in the degradation of bisphenol a under visible-light irradiation

  • Peng Ju
  • Hai Fan
  • Shiyun AiEmail author
  • Dun ZhangEmail author
  • Yi Wang


In this study, one-dimensional Ag2V4O11 nanowires were prepared by a facile hydrothermal process and developed as a novel visible-light-sensitive photocatalyst. Ag2V4O11 nanowires were single-crystalline with large specific surface area and good visible-light absorption performance. The degradation of bisphenol A (BPA) by Ag2V4O11 was systematically investigated under visible-light irradiation, and the influence parameters were studied. Experimental results indicated that Ag2V4O11 nanowires had excellent photocatalytic activities and the degradation efficiency of BPA could reach 100 % within 150 min with 1 mg/mL Ag2V4O11. Intermediates of the degradation reaction were detected by high performance liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry, and a possible degradation pathway was proposed. In addition, after eight cycles for the photodegradation of BPA, Ag2V4O11 did not exhibit significant loss of photocatalytic activity, confirming its stability and long-time reusability. The photocatalytic mechanism was studied by active species trapping experiments, revealing that the holes (h+) and hydroxyl radicals (\({\cdot}{\text{OH}}\)) played key roles in RhB degradation. This study provides a potential effective Ag2V4O11 nanowire photocatalyst for water purification and other applications.


Ag2V4O11 Nanowire Photocatalysis Visible light 



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 51131008 and 21075078).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Corrosion and Bio-fouling, Institute of OceanologyChinese Academy of SciencesQingdaoPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.University of Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.College of Chemistry and Material ScienceShandong Agricultural UniversityTaianPeople’s Republic of China

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