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Mechanism of TiO2-assisted photocatalytic degradation of dyes under visible irradiation: photoelectrocatalytic study by TiO2-film electrodes.
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PMID:  16853845     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Photoelectrocatalytic degradation of various dyes under visible light irradiation with a TiO(2) nanoparticles electrode has been investigated to reveal the mechanism for TiO(2)-assisted photocatalytic degradation of dyes. The degradation of both cationic and anionic dyes at different biases, including the change in the degradation rate of the dyes and the photocurrent change with the bias potential, the degraded intermediates, the voltage-induced adsorption of dyes, the accumulation of electrons in the TiO(2) electrode, the effect of various additives such as benzoquinone (BQ) and N,N-dimethyl aniline (DMA), and the formation of active oxygen species such as O(2)(*-) and H(2)O(2) were examined by UV-visible spectroscopy, HPLC, TOC, and spin-trap ESR spectrometry. It was found that the dyes could controllably interact with the TiO(2) surface by external bias changes and charging of dyes. The cationic dyes such as RhB and MG underwent efficient mineralization at negative bias, but the N-dealkylation process predominated at positive bias under visible light irradiation. The discolorations of the anionic dyes SRB and AR could not be accelerated significantly at either negative or positive bias. At a negative bias of -0.6 V vs SCE, O(2)(*-) and dye(*+) were formed simultaneously at the electrode/electrolyte interface during degradation of cationic RhB. In the case of anionic dyes, however, it is impossible for the O(2)(*-) and dye cationic radical to coexist at the electrode/electrolyte surface. Experimental results imply both the superoxide anionic radical and the dye cationic radical are essential to the mineralization of the dyes under visible light-induced photocatalytic conditions.
Juan Yang; Chuncheng Chen; Hongwei Ji; Wanhong Ma; Jincai Zhao
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of physical chemistry. B     Volume:  109     ISSN:  1520-6106     ISO Abbreviation:  J Phys Chem B     Publication Date:  2005 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-07-20     Completed Date:  2007-07-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101157530     Medline TA:  J Phys Chem B     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  21900-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Key Laboratory of Photochemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080, China.
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MeSH Terms
Aniline Compounds / chemistry
Anthraquinones / chemistry,  radiation effects
Benzoquinones / chemistry
Coloring Agents / chemistry*,  radiation effects*
Free Radicals / chemistry,  radiation effects
Molecular Structure
Nanoparticles / chemistry*
Oxygen / chemistry
Reactive Oxygen Species / chemical synthesis,  radiation effects
Rhodamines / chemistry,  radiation effects
Rosaniline Dyes / chemistry,  radiation effects
Surface Properties
Time Factors
Titanium / chemistry*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Aniline Compounds; 0/Anthraquinones; 0/Benzoquinones; 0/Coloring Agents; 0/Free Radicals; 0/Reactive Oxygen Species; 0/Rhodamines; 0/Rosaniline Dyes; 10309-95-2/malachite green; 106-51-4/benzoquinone; 121-69-7/N,N-dimethylaniline; 13463-67-7/titanium dioxide; 14899-08-2/rhodamine B; 2609-88-3/lissamine rhodamine B; 72-48-0/alizarin; 7440-32-6/Titanium; 7782-44-7/Oxygen

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