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The realization of polymeric nanocomposites is a promising strategy for large-scale applications of photocatalytic nanomaterials, limiting their dispersion into the environment. In addition, in order to obtain very efficient materials, a valid solution can be the formation of heterojunctions that, reducing the electron-hole recombination phenomena, increases the performances of the photocatalysts. For this work, we have realized promising photocatalytic polymeric nanocomposites through the simple method of sonication and solution casting, using poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) as supporting matrix, ZnO nanoparticles as photoactive material, and MoS2 nanoflakes as co-catalyst for the realization of the heterojunction. Materials with several quantities of MoS2 have been synthetized and characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), contact angle measurements, X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD), UV–Vis …
Publication date: 
1 Mar 2024

Maria Cantarella, Vanessa Spanò, Massimo Zimbone, Federico Giuffrida, Ernestino Lufrano, Vincenzina Strano, Giorgia Franzò, Gianfranco Sfuncia, Giuseppe Nicotra, Alessandra Alberti, Maria Antonietta Buccheri, Giancarlo Rappazzo, Elena Maria Scalisi, Roberta Pecoraro, Maria Violetta Brundo, Giuliana Impellizzeri

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Volume: 36 Pages: 101912
Materials Today Chemistry