Electrochemical preparation of uniform CuO/Cu2O heterojunction on β-cyclodextrin-modified carbon fibers
KAUST DepartmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
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AbstractAbstract: In this work, a uniform heterojunction of cupric oxide/cuprous oxide was decorated on the surface of carbon fibers by electrochemical method (CuO/Cu2O/CDs/CFs). Methyl-β-cyclodextrin was first grafted on the surface of carbon fibers (CDs/CFs). Cubic cuprous oxide was electrodeposited on the surface of (Cu2O/CDs/CFs) in 0.1 M KNO3, the cuprous oxide was then partly anodized to cupric oxide to form a heterojunction of cupric oxide/cuprous oxide with a burr shape (CuO/Cu2O/CDs/CFs). The obtained materials were characterized by field emission scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and electrochemical techniques. The potential application in pollution treatment was further investigated, and the prepared CuO/Cu2O/CDs/CFs could be a promising adsorbent/photocatalyst toward the uptake and degradation of 2, 6-dichlorophenol (2, 6-DCP). Graphical Abstract: [Figure not available: see fulltext.] © 2016 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
CitationChen F-P, Jin G-P, Su J-Y, Feng X (2016) Electrochemical preparation of uniform CuO/Cu2O heterojunction on β-cyclodextrin-modified carbon fibers. Journal of Applied Electrochemistry 46: 379–388. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10800-016-0926-4.
SponsorsThis work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC, U1407110, 21076054, and 21174001) and the Natural Science Important Foundation of Educational Commission of Anhui Province (2010AJZR-85 and 2011AJZR-87).
PublisherSpringer Science + Business Media