Green synthesis of multifunctional MgO@AgO/Ag2O nanocomposite for photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue and toluidine blue

Front Chem. 2022 Dec 15;10:1083596. doi: 10.3389/fchem.2022.1083596. eCollection 2022.


Introduction: In this paper, MgO@AgO/Ag2O nanoparticles were greenly synthesized, the current idea is to replace the harmful chemical technique with an ecofriendly synthesis of metal oxide nanoparticles (NPs) utilizing biogenic sources. Methods: The current investigation was conducted to create silver oxide NPs decorated by MgO NPs (namely, MgO@AgO/Ag2O nanocom-posite) using the leaves extract of Purslane (Portulaca Oleracea) as the reducing and capping agent. The nanopowder was investigated by means of X-ray diffraction, scanning electron mi-croscope, BET surface area, Fourier transform infrared, and UV-vis spectrophotom-eter studies. XRD studies reveal the monophasic nature of these highly crystalline silver nano-particles. SEM studies the shape and morphology of the synthesis AgO/Ag2O and MgO@AgO/Ag2O NPs. The presence of magnesium and oxygen was further confirmed by EDS profile. Results and discussion: The surface area was found to be 9.1787 m2/g and 7.7166 m2/g, respectively. FTIR analysis showed the presence of specific functional groups. UV-vis spectrophotometer studies show the absorption band at 450 nm due to surface plasmon resonance. The results have also indicated the high performance of the greenly synthesized AgO/Ag2O NPs and MgO@AgO/Ag2O NPs for photocatalytic activity dye degradation (methylene blue and toluidine blue).

PMID:36590276 | PMC:PMC9798100 | DOI:10.3389/fchem.2022.1083596


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