Applied Surface Science, Vol.358, 146-151, 2015
One-pot self-assembly of Cu2O/RGO composite aerogel for aqueous photocatalysis
Cu2O/reduced graphene oxide (RGO) composite aerogel was fabricated by a one-pot hydrothermal method using glucose as a reducing agent and cross-linker. The as-obtained Cu2O/RGO composite aerogel showed superior photocatalytic activity for MO degradation owing to its improved light absorption capability, enhanced adsorption toward pollutant and the RGO promoted charge carrier separation. The Cu2O/RGO composite aerogel can also be facilely separated from the reaction system for recycling, which makes it especially appealing for using as a visible light responsive photocatalyst in aqueous photocatalysis. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.