Photocatalytic Degradation of Pentabromophenol by N-Doped ZnO

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  • Department of Chemistry, Shaoxing University, Zhejiang Shaoxing 312000 ,CN
  • Department of Chemistry, Shaoxing University, Zhejiang Shaoxing 312000 ,CN
  • Department of Chemistry, Shaoxing University, Zhejiang Shaoxing 312000 ,CN
  • Department of Chemistry, Shaoxing University, Zhejiang Shaoxing 312000 ,CN


Photocatalytic, N-Doped ZnO, Degradation, Pentabromophenol, Containment.


A high activity photocatalysts N-ZnO has been synthesized by hydrothermal method. The characterization of the prepared N-ZnO nanocomposite has been examined by SEm, TEM, Ultraviolet-visible diffuse reflectance spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, Elemental analysis, Brunauer-Emmer Teller surface area. Under irradiation (>360 nm), N-ZnO shows high photocatalytic activity for the debromination of pentabromophenol. The results of the trapping agent experiments show that the rate determining step in the degradation reaction of pBp with N-ZnO is the rate of electron accumulation in the conductive band. The N-ZnO nanocomposite exhibits excellent photostability after four run experiments. The possible photoreductive mechanism has been proposed. This study provides an efficient method to removal of pentabromophenol.


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Shao, Y., Ye, W., Sun, C., & Liu, C. (2022). Photocatalytic Degradation of Pentabromophenol by N-Doped ZnO. Journal of Mines, Metals and Fuels, 66(9), 605–608. Retrieved from



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