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A novel hybrid photoactive material based on graphene foam (G) coupled with porphyrin-based polymers (Porph rings) was formulated by using a time-saving procedure to remove nickel from the final device. Specifically, Porph rings were spin coated onto the G platform with the double function of a visible-light photocatalyst and protective agent during nickel etching. The characterization of G-Porph rings was assessed by Scanning Electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and photoluminescence (PL). The novel material showed photocatalytic ability in degrading different classes of pollutants such as the herbicide 2,4 dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D), polyethylene glycol (PEG) as an ingredient of care and health products, and also the methylene blue (MB) dye. UV-Vis spectroscopy, total organic carbon (TOC) and soft mass spectrometry techniques were used to monitor the …
Royal Society of Chemistry
Publication date: 
1 Jan 2019

Martina Ussia, Mario Urso, Maria Miritello, Elena Bruno, Giusy Curcuruto, Daniele Vitalini, Guglielmo G Condorelli, Maria Cantarella, Vittorio Privitera, Sabrina C Carroccio

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Volume: 9 Issue: 52 Pages: 30182-30194
RSC Advances