Mesoporous Cu2O particles with different morphologies were synthesized via simple one-pot reactions. Effects of reducing agents, dispersant, template, and temperature on the structure of the prepared materials were investigated. Mesoporous flower-shaped Cu2O materials were obtained at 70 ℃ using glucose as a reductant. Different hollow microsphere shapes of Cu2O could be prepared at 40 ℃ using another type of reductant, ascorbic acid. The results indicated that the uniform morphology of synthesized Cu2O with mesopores presented a maximum specific surface area of 45.3 m2/g. Furthermore, the as-prepared Cu2O particles showed good photodegradation efficiencies of methyl orange in the range of 86.0–93.7%, depending on their morphologies.
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This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (21106051, 51676082, 21276101, 21506071), the Jiangsu Program for Production, Teaching, and Research (BY2015052-01), the Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Universities (16KJA530001), the Foundation of Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Chemistry of Low-Dimensional Materials (JSKC13132), the Program for Excellent Youth of Jiangsu Qing-Lan Project, and the Huaian Program for Production, Teaching, and Research (HAC2015028).
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Process Chemistry and Technology
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Materials Chemistry