Enhanced Photocatalytic Activity for Titanium Dioxide in Sunlight by a Kind of Squarylium Cyanine Dye

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The research synthesized bis-(2-methyl quinoline) squarylium cyanine (abbr. QYCD). It was used as dye to enhance the photocatalytic activity of nano-TiO2 in sunlight. Then the photocatalytic process of removal of benzene was investigated indoor air. Results reveal that bis-(2-methyl quinoline)- squarylium cyanine has an intense absorption in the light region of 200nm - 800 nm. The Benzene removal of QYCD-nano-TiO2 complex catalyst at 78h was 97.69%, at the same time it was 36.96% higher as compared with that of nano-TiO2.

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Periodical:

Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 113-116)

Edited by:

Zhenyu Du and X.B Sun

Pages:

1672-1674

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.113-116.1672

Citation:

Y. L. Ma et al., "Enhanced Photocatalytic Activity for Titanium Dioxide in Sunlight by a Kind of Squarylium Cyanine Dye", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 113-116, pp. 1672-1674, 2010

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June 2010

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