Identification of Intermediate Compound in Photodegradation of 1-Naphthol by WO3-rGO Nanocomposites

Document Type: Original Research Article

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1 Department of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Materials and Energy Research Center, Karaj, Iran

2 Nano-Techology and Advanced Materials, Material and Energy Research Center (MERC)

3 Department of Energy, Materials and Energy Research Center, Karaj, Iran

Abstract

In this report, the degradation of 1-Naphthol was studied under xenon irradiation for 2 h using WO3-rGO nanocomposite as photocatalyst. Raman spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy demonstrated nanocomposite formation. Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) technique which was utilized to analyze the degradation products, confirmed the formation of salicylic acid as an intermediate compound.

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