Facile chemical route to copper/polymer composite: Simultaneous reduction and polymerization


BİLİCİ A., TEZEL R. N. , KAYA İ.

COLLOIDS AND SURFACES A-PHYSICOCHEMICAL AND ENGINEERING ASPECTS, vol.459, pp.254-260, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 459
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2014.07.019
  • Journal Name: COLLOIDS AND SURFACES A-PHYSICOCHEMICAL AND ENGINEERING ASPECTS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.254-260

Abstract

The oxidation of 6-aminoquinoline (AQ) with the cupric sulphate solution yielded the formation of core-shell organic-inorganic composite, consisting of copper particles and poly(6-aminoquinoline) (PAQ) matrix. The resulting composite (PAQ/Cu) was characterized by UV-Vis, FT-IR, SEM, TEM, X-RD, XPS, cyclic voltammetry (CV), thermogravimetry (TG), fluorescence and solid state conductivity measurements. Optic band gap (E-opt) of composite determined by Tauch equality was 3.98 eV. From fluorescence analysis, it was revealed the presence of a solvatochromic phenomenon. Current-voltage (I-V) characteristics of PAQ/Cu were determined. As a novel photocatalytic material, photocatalytic performance of composite was also investigated for degradation of methylene blue (MB) under UV irradiation. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.