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Nanosized Nickel doped Copper Chromite Spinel particles: Synthesis, Characterization and Photocatalytic applications

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Chemistry, The Institute of Science, 15, Madam Cama Road, Mumbai–400 032, INDIA

Res. J. Material Sci., Volume 1, Issue (9), Pages 1-9, October,16 (2013)

Abstract

Investigation of the nickel doped copper chromite spinel nanoparticles (NiCu1-xCr), where x = 0.0, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8, 1.0) for the photocatalytic degradation of Thiazole Yellow G an azo dye indicator is studied in the present work. The nanoparticles were synthesized by simple, economic and ecofriendly coprecipitation method and were characterized by various physicochemical techniques such as X-ray diffraction analysis, Infra-red spectroscopy, Field Emission Gun –Scanning Electron Microscopy and Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy for the determination of crystallinity, metal-oxygen bonding, nanosized nature and elemental composition respectively. Various parameters affecting the photocatalytic dye degradation such as time, catalyst quantity and extent of doping were studied. This study provides clean and benign photocatalytic route for the degradation of the environmentally hazardous Thiazole Yellow G dye.

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