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َAbdolraouf Samadi-Maybodi

Academic rank: Professor
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Education: PhD.
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Faculty: Faculty of Chemistry
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Phone: 011-35302396

Research

Title
In-situ synthesis of high stable CdS quantum dots and their application for photocatalytic degradation of dyes
Type
JournalPaper
Keywords
CdS quantum dots Cadmium sulfide Experimental design Fractional factorial design Photocatalysis Degradation
Year
2015
Journal SPECTROCHIMICA ACTA PART A-MOLECULAR AND BIOMOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY
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Researchers َAbdolraouf Samadi-Maybodi ، Mohammad Rasool Sadeghi

Abstract

Photocatalysis based on semiconductor quantum dots, which utilize the solar energy can be used for elimination of pollutants from aqueous media and applied for water purification. In this paper, high stable CdS quantum dots (QDs) with good optical properties were successfully synthesized in a facile in-situ method, using Na2S2O3 as precursor and thioglycolic acid (TGA) as a catalyst, as well as capping agent in aqueous media. The synthesis process was optimized with a 27—3 IV fractional factorial design method. Then, we studied the degradation of some industrial dyes including: alizarin, acid violet, mordant red and thymol blue as a tool to check the photocatalytic activity of synthesized CdS QDs. Results specified that the synthesized CdS QDs are capable for degradation of organic dyes under visible light irradiation with good recycling stability during photocatalytic experiments. Structural and spectroscopic properties of the synthesized CdS QDs were studied by TEM, XRD and absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy techniques. The synthesized TGA-capped CdS QDs have sizes in the range of 2.65–2.93 nm with cubic crystalline structures