Advanced Powder Technology, Vol.30, No.12, 3182-3192, 2019
Recyclable and highly efficient photocatalytic fabric of Fe(III)@BiVO4/cotton via thiol-ene click reaction with visible-light response in water
In this article, we designed a photocatalytic cotton fabric of Fe(III)@BiVO4/cotton via thiol-ene click reaction and achieved an enhanced photocatalytic performance and excellent recyclability under visible-light irradiation. The Fe(III)@BiVO4 and cotton fabric were modified with KH570 (including C = C groups) and KH580 (including -SH groups), respectively. Then, the Fe(III)@BiVO4/KH570 and KH580/cotton reacted and connected via thiol-ene click reaction, which can effectively solve its recyclability in practical application and realize ideal all-in-one structure. The as-prepared Fe(III)@BiVO4/cotton not only exhibited an excellent photocatalytic performance in reducing Cr(VI) to Cr(III), but also showed a remarkable performance in degradation of C.I. reactive blue 19 (RB-19) under visible-light. Meanwhile, various analysis technique were used to confirm the successful connection between Fe(III)@BiVO4 and cotton fabric via thiol-ene click reaction. Moreover, the photocatalytic mechanism was also discussed comprehensively in view of trapping experiments and ESR analysis. (C) 2019 The Society of Powder Technology Japan. Published by Elsevier B.V. and The Society of Powder Technology Japan. All rights reserved.