Functionalization of polyethylene terephthalate fabrics with au@Cu2O core@shell nanocrystals for environmental purifications

Jhen Yang Wu, Mei Jing Fang, Tomoyuki Kurioka, Ting Hsuan Lai, Ming Yu Kuo, Yi Hsuan Chiu, Chun Wen Tsao, Yi An Chen, Hsuan Hung Kuo, Yu An Chien, Po Wei Cheng, Bo You Lin, Sue Min Chang, Chun Yi Chen, Masato Sone, Tso Fu Mark Chang*, Yung Jung Hsu*


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Wastewater containing synthetic dyes has caused a significant risk to the environment and human health. Among the various methods to treat wastewater, photocatalysis recommends itself as a particularly efficient tool for the removal of dyes from industrial effluents. In this work, Au@Cu2O core@shell nanocrystals with controllable shell thicknesses from 38.1 ± 2.8 (Au@Cu2O-2), 48.1 ± 3.7 (Au@Cu2O-3) to 59.1 ± 4.1 nm (Au@Cu2O-4) have been prepared and immobilized on polyethylene terephthalate (PET) fabrics for applications in photocatalytic degradation of methylene orange (MO). The influence of the shell thickness of Au@Cu2O on the photocatalytic performance of the functionalized PET fabrics has been examined. Among all the samples tested, immobilization of Au@Cu2O-3 rendered PET fabrics the largest photocatalytic activity for MO degradation, achieving an apparent rate constant of MO degradation of 7.43 × 10−3 min−1. A plausible mechanism accounting for the degradation process of MO over the functionalized PET has been proposed based on the results of scavenger experiments. This work has provided a delicate yet practical functional textile paradigm by combining the photocatalytic capability of Au@Cu2O and the adaptable feature of PET fabrics. The findings from this study can deliver a viable idea for the design of versatile textiles with competent photocatalytic capacity for environmental purifications and energy conversion.

期刊Micro and Nano Engineering
出版狀態Published - 9月 2023


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