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Visible Light Induced Photocatalytic Activity of Polyaniline Modified TiO2 and Clay-TiO2 Composites

K.P. Sandhya  -  Department of Applied Chemistry, Cochin University of Science and Technology Cochin-682022, Kerala,, India
Suja Haridas  -  Department of Chemistry, N.S.S. College, Nenmara, Palakkad,, India
*S. Sugunan  -  Department of Applied Chemistry, Cochin University of Science and Technology Cochin-682022, Kerala,, India

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Sonochemical synthesis of Titania, Titania-Polyaniline, and Clay-Titania-Polyaniline composites were car-ried out. The composite systems were characterized by various physico-chemical techniques. Photocatalytic activity was tested selecting some common dyes as substrates. Composites exhibited higher activity for the degradation of dyes under visible light in most of the cases. © 2013 BCREC UNDIP. All rights reserved

Received: 15th May 2013; Revised: 1st September 2013; Accepted: 3rd October 2013

[How to Cite: Sandhya, K.P., Haridas, S., Sugunan, S. (2013). Visible Light Induced Photocatalytic Activity of Polyaniline Modified TiO2 and Clay-TiO2 Composites. Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering & Catalysis, 8 (2): 145-153. (doi:10.9767/bcrec.8.2.4949.145-153)]


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Keywords: titania-polyaniline; clay-titania-polyaniline; dye degradation
Funding: CSIR, New Dehli ,UGC

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