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Synthesis and photocatalytic activity of $poly(3-hexylthiophene)/TiO_2$ composites

Muktha, B and Mahanta, Debajyoti and Patil, Satish and Madras, Giridhar (2007) Synthesis and photocatalytic activity of $poly(3-hexylthiophene)/TiO_2$ composites. In: Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 180 (10). pp. 2986-2989.

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An heterogeneous conducting polymer composite, $poly(3-hexylthiophene)/TiO_2$ $(P3HT/TiO_2)$, was synthesized. The photocatalytic activity of P3HT alone and the composite was investigated for the first time by degrading a common dye under UV exposure. It was shown that the photocatalytic activity of the nanocomposites was higher compared to either the polymer or $TiO_2$ alone. A simple mechanism was proposed to explain this observed synergetic effect.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Solid State Chemistry
Publisher: Elsevier
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier.
Keywords: Nanocomposites;Photocatalysis;Titania;P3HT.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Division of Mechanical Sciences > Chemical Engineering
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:45
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/14220

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