Titanium dioxide/phthalocyanine (TiO2/Pc), TiO2/fluor containing phthalocyanine (TiO2/FPc), and TiO2/fluor containing cobalt phthalocyanine (TiO2/FCoPc) had been successfully fabricated by a simple combination of phthalocyanines obtained by in-situ synthesis on the surface of TiO2 nanofibers prepared by electrospinning. Scanning electron microscopy micrographs and X-ray diffraction analysis indicated that the phthalocyanines uniformly immobilized on the surface of TiO2 nanofibers. Photocatalytic activity of TiO2, TiO2/Pc, TiO2/FPc, TiO2/FCoPc nanofibers for methylene blue in water was comparatively investigated firstly by ultraviolet-visible absorption measurements with time, and kinetic parameters were calculated. Results indicated that the obtained TiO2/Pc, TiO2/FPc and TiO2/FCoPc exhibited high photocatalytic activity for the degradation of methylene blue and TiO2/FCoPc was found the best. It showed similar or higher activities than related studies and can be suggested as a promising candidate for environmental and energy applications.
Phthalocyanine, nanofiber, electrospinning, photodegradation, photocatalytic
GÜMRÜKÇÜ, SELİN; ÖZÇEŞMECİ, MUKADDES; SEZER, ESMA; USTAMEHMETOĞLU, BELKIZ; and HAMURYUDAN, ESİN
"In-situ synthesis of phthalocyanines on electrospun TiO2 nanofiber by solvothermal process for photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue,"
Turkish Journal of Chemistry: Vol. 45:
6, Article 32.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/chem/vol45/iss6/32