INQUIMAE   12526
INSTITUTO DE QUIMICA, FISICA DE LOS MATERIALES, MEDIOAMBIENTE Y ENERGIA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
artículos
Título:
Ag@ZnO core-shell nanoparticles formed by the timely reduction of Ag+ ions and zinc acetate hydrolisis in N, N dimethylformamide: mechanism of grouth and photocatalytic properties
Autor/es:
MATIAS E. AGUIRRE; HERNÁN B. RODRÍGUEZ; ENRIQUE SAN ROMÁN; ARMIN FELDHOFF; MARÍA A. GRELA
Revista:
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C
Editorial:
AMER CHEMICAL SOC
Referencias:
Lugar: Washington; Año: 2011 vol. 115 p. 24967 - 24967
ISSN:
1932-7447
Resumen:
A new synthetic route for the preparation of AgZnO hybrid nanostructures under well-defined conditions using silver nitrate and zinc acetate in N,N-dimethylformamide as starting materials is presented. The solvent simultaneously behaves as a reducing agent for Ag+ ions and provides the basic medium for zinc acetate hydrolysis at room temperature, without making resource of stabilizers and any kind of additives. As determined by electron microscopy studies, the prepared nanostructures have well-defined coreshell architectures, with a cover layer of ZnO protecting the Ag center from oxidation by external agents. Intermediates and final products were further characterized by FTIR, XRD, ICP-OES, and UVvis absorption and luminescence spectroscopy. The change in the emission properties of ZnO as a result of the assemblage proves the strong interaction existing between the semiconductor and the metallic nucleus and points to an efficient electron transfer from ZnO to Ag. Accordingly, comparative photocatalytic experiments of ZnO and Ag@ZnO nanostructures loaded with the chelating xanthene dye, 9-phenyl-2,3,7-trihidroxy-6-fluorone, confirm that the presence of Ag nanoparticles in the hybrid nanostructures serves to slow down charge recombination both under UV and visible light excitation.ZnO hybrid nanostructures under well-defined conditions using silver nitrate and zinc acetate in N,N-dimethylformamide as starting materials is presented. The solvent simultaneously behaves as a reducing agent for Ag+ ions and provides the basic medium for zinc acetate hydrolysis at room temperature, without making resource of stabilizers and any kind of additives. As determined by electron microscopy studies, the prepared nanostructures have well-defined coreshell architectures, with a cover layer of ZnO protecting the Ag center from oxidation by external agents. Intermediates and final products were further characterized by FTIR, XRD, ICP-OES, and UVvis absorption and luminescence spectroscopy. The change in the emission properties of ZnO as a result of the assemblage proves the strong interaction existing between the semiconductor and the metallic nucleus and points to an efficient electron transfer from ZnO to Ag. Accordingly, comparative photocatalytic experiments of ZnO and Ag@ZnO nanostructures loaded with the chelating xanthene dye, 9-phenyl-2,3,7-trihidroxy-6-fluorone, confirm that the presence of Ag nanoparticles in the hybrid nanostructures serves to slow down charge recombination both under UV and visible light excitation.