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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2015, Article ID 857506, 6 pages
Research Article

Synthesis and Photocatalytic Activity of Ag3PO4 Triangular Prism

1Key Laboratory for Advanced Technology in Environmental Protection of Jiangsu Province, Yancheng Institute of Technology, Yancheng 224051, China
2School of Materials Engineering, Yancheng Institute of Technology, Yancheng 224051, China

Received 18 November 2014; Accepted 4 January 2015

Academic Editor: Cao Yuebin

Copyright © 2015 Pengyu Dong et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Ag3PO4 triangular prism was synthesized by a facile chemical precipitation approach by simply adjusting external ultrasonic condition. The as-synthesized Ag3PO4 triangular prism was characterized by X-ray diffraction pattern (XRD), field emission scanning electron microscopy (SEM), fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectra, and ultraviolet-visible diffuse reflectance (UV-vis DRS) absorption spectra. The photocatalytic activity of Ag3PO4 triangular prism was evaluated by photodegradation of organic methylene blue (MB), rhodamine B (RhB), and phenol under visible light irradiation. Results showed that Ag3PO4 triangular prism exhibited higher photocatalytic activity than N-doped TiO2 and commercial TiO2 (P25) under visible light irradiation.