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Synthesis of MnFe2O4 by co-precipitation method, its characterisation and Photocatalytic study

Author Affiliations

  • 1Dhempe College of Arts and Science, Miramar, Panaji, Goa-403 001, India

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 7, Issue (5), Pages 7-10, May,18 (2017)

Abstract

MnFe2O4 is prepared by co-precipitation method. In which MnSO4.7H2O and FeSO4.7H2O are simultaneously precipitated as hydroxides by adding NaOH this on incineration forms MnFe2O4. This method gives better yield and produces a homogeneous sample. The formula is confirmed by XRD analysis wherein good agreement between observed and standard d values confirms the same. The SEM image confirms particle size to be 0.64 micron. The photocatalytic activity of MnFe2O4 is studied using Methyl red indicator for degradation. It is found to degrade methyl red to the extent of 50%.

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