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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 241234, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/241234
Research Article

Synthesis of CdIn2S4 Microsphere and Its Photocatalytic Activity for Azo Dye Degradation

1College of Environmental & Biological Engineering, Putian University, Putian 35110, China
2Department of General Surgery, Affiliated Hospital of Putian University, Putian 351100, China

Received 20 February 2014; Accepted 20 March 2014; Published 30 March 2014

Academic Editors: J. Shi and H. Zhou

Copyright © 2014 Jianhui Huang 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.

Abstract

CdIn2S4 was prepared by ultrasonic spray pyrolysis. The prepared CdIn2S4 was characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FSEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), UV-visible diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (UV-Vis DRS), and N2-sorption techniques. Aqueous photocatalytic activity was evaluated by the decomposition of methyl orange under visible light irradiation. The results indicate that the prepared CdIn2S4 has spherical morphology with mesoporous structure which can efficiently degrade methyl orange in water. The sample prepared at 500°C exhibits the optimized photocatalytic activity.