Journal of Inorganic Materials ›› 2018, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (5): 515-520.doi: 10.15541/jim20170263

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Preparation and Visible Light Photocatalytic Property of g-C3N4/MoS2 Nanosheets/GO Ternary Composite Photocatalyst

Xin YAN1,2(), Jin-Hua LU2, Xiao-Yan HUI1, Cong-Xiang YAN1, Qiang GAO1, Guo-Dong SUN1   

  1. 1. School of Materials and Science and Engineering, Chang’an University, Xi’an 710064, China;
    2. State Key Laboratory of Solidification Processing, School of Materials and Science and Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an 710072, China;
  • Received:2017-05-26 Revised:2017-07-10 Online:2018-05-20 Published:2018-04-26
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China (51402024);Natural Science Foundation of Shaanxi (2015JM2070);State Key Laboratory of Solidification Processing of Northwestern Polytechnical University (SKLSP201751)


The g-C3N4/MoS2 nanosheets/graphene oxide (GO) ternary composite photocatalyst was successfully prepared by a ball milling method. Its structure, morphology and optical property were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy (DRS), and photoluminescence spectroscopy (PL), respectively. The results indicated that the heterogeneous structure of MoS2 nanosheets and g-C3N4 were formed on the surface of GO. The photocatalytic activity of the photocatalyst was evaluated by degradation of organic Rhodamine B (RhB) under visible light irradiation. The ternary composite photocatalyst could degrade 96% of RhB within 120 min, about 3, 2.1 and 2.8 times higher than that of the g-C3N4, g-C3N4/MoS2 composite and g-C3N4/GO composite. Based on the experimental results and the band structure, a possible charge transfer mechanism of ternary composite photocatalyst was proposed.

Key words: carbon nitride, molybdenum disulfide nanosheets, graphene oxide, photocatalysis

CLC Number: 

  • O643