Synthesis, characterization, and photocatalytic efficiency of a new smart PdO oxide nanomaterials for using in the recycling and sustainable wastewater treatment
Nanostructured PdO materials with promising catalytic properties were successfully synthesized by the controlled thermal decomposition in air of three Pd(II) complexes containing Pd(II) ion, ofloxacin drug and amino acid. The Pd(II) complexes which were used as precursors were [Pd(OFL)(Gly)]Cl, [Pd(OFL)(Ala)]Cl, and [Pd(OFL)2]Cl2, where Gly is glycine amino acid, Ala is alanine amino acid, and OFL is ofloxacin. Structural and morphological properties of the synthesized PdO materials were obtained using FTIR, XRD, SEM, and EDX techniques. The XRD results confirm the tetragonal structure of PdO. The obtained PdO materials were tested as a catalyst for the heterogeneous degradation of H2O2 solution. The results revealed that PdO could effectively degrade H2O2.
KEY WORDS: PdO, Nanoparticles, Photocatalytic efficiency, Wastewater treatment
Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop. 2021, 35(1), 107-118.