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Electrochemical Synthesis of Multidimensional Nanoparticles and Their Photocatalytic Applications

  • Kalawati Saini
  • Smriti Sharma Bhatia
  • Nidhi Gupta
Conference paper

Abstract

Copper and copper oxide nanoparticles (NPs) have been synthesized by electrochemical route using the Tri-Sodium Citrate 150 mM (TSC) as a capping and reducing agent. The synthesis has been done at 3.2 V, 311 K using copper rod as a working electrode and Platinum wire as a reference electrode. The electrochemical set up has been kept in air as well as under inert Nitrogen-purged conditions. The NPs have been characterized by using UV–visible absorption spectroscopy, Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD) techniques. This new kind of synthesis method shows the excellent stability compared with that of another chemical method of copper nanoparticles. These particles have been used in photocatalytic-oxidation of organic pollutants.

Keywords

Tri-sodium citrate (TSC) Working electrode Platinum wire Reference electrode 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors wish to thank to Department of Chemistry, Department of Textile, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, for providing facility for PXRD and SEM. The author wish to thank to Dr. Pravin P. Ingole, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi for providing guidance during this research work.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kalawati Saini
    • 1
  • Smriti Sharma Bhatia
    • 1
  • Nidhi Gupta
    • 2
  1. 1.Miranda HouseUniversity of DelhiNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Kanoria PG Mahila MahavidyalayaUniversity of RajasthanJaipurIndia

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