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Microwave Synthesis, Characterization and Photocatalytic Properties of SnO2 Nanoparticles

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In the present endeavour, SnO2 nanoparticles (NPs) were synthesized using microwave method. Synthesized SnO2 NPs were characterized using X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive spectrscopy (EDS) to find their structure, morphology and elemental composition. SnO2 NPs were of spherical morphology having crystallite size of 35.42 nm as obtained from Scherrer’s formula using most intense peak of XRD. Synthesized NPs were used for photodegradation of melthylene blue (MB) dye under UV light. The SnO2 NPs ware found to have photodegradation efficiency and apparent rate constant of 55.97% and 2.149 × 10_2 respectively.


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Singh, A. and Nakate, U. (2013) Microwave Synthesis, Characterization and Photocatalytic Properties of SnO2 Nanoparticles. Advances in Nanoparticles, 2, 66-70. doi: 10.4236/anp.2013.21012.

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