Investigation of the photodegradation properties of iron oxide doped mesoporous SBA-15 silica

@article{Gandhi2013InvestigationOT,
  title={Investigation of the photodegradation properties of iron oxide doped mesoporous SBA-15 silica},
  author={Sakthivel Gandhi and Kavitha Thandavan and Swaminathan Sethuraman and Uma Maheswari Krishnan},
  journal={Journal of Porous Materials},
  year={2013},
  volume={20},
  pages={1009-1015}
}
Mesoporous silica (SBA-15) and iron oxide incorporated silica (Fe2O3-SBA-15) were synthesized by co-operative self-assembly technique. Samples were characterized using nitrogen adsorption–desorption isotherm, electron microscopic and spectroscopic techniques. The results confirm the uniform distribution of pores, presence of metal oxides in the pores as well as in the surface of the mesoporous wall and oxidation state of iron in the Fe2O3-SBA-15. The photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue… CONTINUE READING