RETURN TO ISSUEPREVResearch ArticleNEXT

Fe-Species-Loaded Mesoporous MnO2 Superstructural Requirements for Enhanced Catalysis

View Author Information
Shanghai Applied Radiation Institute and Institute of Nanochemistry and Nanobiology, School of Environmental and Chemical Engineering, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444, People’s Republic of China
§ Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
*Phone: +86 21 66137503. Fax: +86 21 66137787. E-mail: [email protected]
Cite this: ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2015, 7, 7, 3949–3959
Publication Date (Web):January 27, 2015
https://doi.org/10.1021/am505989j
Copyright © 2015 American Chemical Society
Article Views
2635
Altmetric
-
Citations
LEARN ABOUT THESE METRICS
Read OnlinePDF (7 MB)
Supporting Info (1)»

Abstract

In this work, a novel catalyst, Fe-species-loaded mesoporous manganese dioxide (Fe/M-MnO2) urchinlike superstructures, has been fabricated successfully in a two-step technique. First, mesoporous manganese dioxide (M-MnO2) urchinlike superstructures have been synthesized by a facile method on a soft interface between CH2Cl2 and H2O without templates. Then the M-MnO2-immobilized iron oxide catalyst was obtained through wetness impregnation and calcination. Microstructural analysis indicated that the M-MnO2 was composed of urchinlike hollow submicrospheres assembled by nanorod building blocks with rich mesoporosity. The Fe/M-MnO2 retained the hollow submicrospheres, which were covered by hybridized composites with broken and shortened MnO2 nanorods. Energy-dispersive X-ray microanalysis was used to determine the availability of Fe loading processes and the homogeneity of Fe in Fe/M-MnO2. Catalytic performances of the M-MnO2 and Fe/M-MnO2 were evaluated in catalytic wet hydrogen peroxide oxidation of methylene blue (MB), a typical organic pollutant in dyeing wastewater. The catalytic degradation displayed highly efficient discoloration of MB when using the Fe/M-MnO2 catalyst, e.g., ca. 94.8% of MB was decomposed when the reaction was conducted for 120 min. The remarkable stability of this Fe/M-MnO2 catalyst in the reaction medium was confirmed by an iron leaching test and reuse experiments. Mechanism analysis revealed that the hydroxyl free radical was responsible for the removal of MB and catalyzed by M-MnO2 and Fe/M-MnO2. MB was transformed into small organic compounds and then further degraded into CO2 and H2O. The new insights obtained in this study will be beneficial for the practical applications of heterogeneous catalysts in wastewater treatments.

Supporting Information

ARTICLE SECTIONS
Jump To

Chemicals used, catalyst characterizations, catalytic performances of filtered solutions in this study, XRD patterns, FTIR spectra, SEM images, and porous properties of M-MnO2 and Fe/M-MnO2 samples, UV–vis absorption and FTIR spectra of MB solution, and chemical structure of MB. This material is available free of charge via the Internet at http://pubs.acs.org.

Terms & Conditions

Most electronic Supporting Information files are available without a subscription to ACS Web Editions. Such files may be downloaded by article for research use (if there is a public use license linked to the relevant article, that license may permit other uses). Permission may be obtained from ACS for other uses through requests via the RightsLink permission system: http://pubs.acs.org/page/copyright/permissions.html.

Cited By


This article is cited by 52 publications.

  1. Zhangyan Ma, Yifan Xu, Peipei Li, Dan Cheng, Xiaohua Zhu, Meiling Liu, Youyu Zhang, Yang Liu, Shouzhuo Yao. Self-Catalyzed Surface Reaction-Induced Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer on Cysteine-Stabilized MnO2 Quantum Dots for Selective Detection of Dopamine. Analytical Chemistry 2021, 93 (7) , 3586-3593. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.0c05102
  2. Sufeng An, Guanghui Zhang, Tingwen Wang, Wenna Zhang, Keyan Li, Chunshan Song, Jeffrey T. Miller, Shu Miao, Junhu Wang, Xinwen Guo. High-Density Ultra-small Clusters and Single-Atom Fe Sites Embedded in Graphitic Carbon Nitride (g-C3N4) for Highly Efficient Catalytic Advanced Oxidation Processes. ACS Nano 2018, 12 (9) , 9441-9450. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.8b04693
  3. Da Wang, Haodan Xu, Jun Ma, Xiaohui Lu, Jingyao Qi, Shuang Song. Morphology Control Studies of MnTiO3 Nanostructures with Exposed {0001} Facets as a High-Performance Catalyst for Water Purification. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2018, 10 (37) , 31631-31640. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.8b11132
  4. Hao Wang, Qiang Gao, Hai−Tao Li, Min Gao, Bo Han, Kai−Sheng Xia, Cheng-Gang Zhou. Simple and Controllable Synthesis of High-Quality MnTiO3 Nanodiscs and Their Application as A Highly Efficient Catalyst for H2O2-Mediated Oxidative Degradation. ACS Applied Nano Materials 2018, 1 (6) , 2727-2738. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsanm.8b00432
  5. Qingqing Li, Zhen Huang, Pengfei Guan, Rui Su, Qi Cao, Yimin Chao, Wei Shen, Junjie Guo, Hualong Xu, and Renchao Che . Simultaneous Ni Doping at Atom Scale in Ceria and Assembling into Well-Defined Lotuslike Structure for Enhanced Catalytic Performance. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2017, 9 (19) , 16243-16251. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.7b03394
  6. L.T. Parvathi, M. Arunpandian, D. Sivaganesh, E.R. Nagarajan, S. Karuthapandian. Flower decorated rod-like Pd @ MnO2 nanocomposite: Focus on photocatalysis, Rietveld refinement analysis and electron density distribution analysis. Physica B: Condensed Matter 2022, 625 , 413475. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physb.2021.413475
  7. Chenlu Jiao, Nana Wei, Die Liu, Jian Wang, Siliang Liu, Fan Fu, Tao Liu, Tingting Li. Sustainable Fenton-like degradation of methylene blue over MnO2-loaded poly(amidoxime-hydroxamic acid) cellulose microrods. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 2021, 6 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2021.11.026
  8. Moses G. Peleyeju, Nande Mgedle, Elvera L. Viljoen, Mike S. Scurrel, Sekhar C. Ray. Irradiation of Fe–[email protected] with microwave energy enhanced its Fenton-like catalytic activity for the degradation of methylene blue. Research on Chemical Intermediates 2021, 47 (10) , 4213-4226. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11164-021-04526-3
  9. Zaheer Ahmed Mahar, Ghulam Qadir Shar, Aamna Balouch, Abdul Hameed Pato, Abdul Rauf Shaikh. Effective and viable photocatalytic degradation of rhodamine B dye in aqueous media using CuO/PVA nanocomposites. New Journal of Chemistry 2021, 45 (36) , 16500-16510. https://doi.org/10.1039/D1NJ02192C
  10. Yiyang Ma, Xiaofan Lv, Dongbin Xiong, Xuesong Zhao, Zhenghua Zhang. Catalytic degradation of ranitidine using novel magnetic Ti3C2-based MXene nanosheets modified with nanoscale zero-valent iron particles. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 2021, 284 , 119720. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2020.119720
  11. Jinfan Yang, Zhifeng Ao, Hao Wu, Sufeng Zhang. Immobilization of chitosan-templated MnO2 nanoparticles onto filter paper by redox method as a retrievable Fenton-like dip catalyst. Chemosphere 2021, 268 , 128835. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.128835
  12. Ting Wang, Min-hui Shi, Shan-qi Zhang, Li-guang Wu, Bo-qiong Jiang, Jing Cai, Chun-juan Li. Sacrificial template-directed fabrication of mesoporous manganese oxide based catalysts: Relationship between the ordering degree of pore structure and Fenton-like catalytic activity. Applied Surface Science 2020, 530 , 147304. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2020.147304
  13. Junxi Long, Jiaxin Zhang, Xuetang Xu, Fan Wang. Crystalline NiFe layered double hydroxide with large pore volume as oxygen evolution electrocatalysts. Materials Chemistry and Physics 2020, 254 , 123496. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matchemphys.2020.123496
  14. Nana Zhang, Yang Xu, Zhanfang Ma. Signal amplification based on tannic acid-assisted cyclic conversion of Fe(III)/Fe(II) for ultrasensitive electrochemical immunoassay of CA 12-5. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 2020, 317 , 128244. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.snb.2020.128244
  15. Sufeng An, Guanghui Zhang, Jiaqiang Liu, Keyan Li, Gang Wan, Yan Liang, Donghui Ji, Jeffrey T. Miller, Chunshan Song, Wei Liu, Zhongmin Liu, Xinwen Guo. A facile sulfur-assisted method to synthesize porous alveolate Fe/g-C3N4 catalysts with ultra-small cluster and atomically dispersed Fe sites. Chinese Journal of Catalysis 2020, 41 (8) , 1198-1207. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1872-2067(20)63529-X
  16. Haisen Yang, Chun Li, Jing Zhang. Determining roles of in-situ measured surface potentials of phase controlled synthesized MnO2 nanostructures for superficial adsorption. Applied Surface Science 2020, 513 , 145752. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2020.145752
  17. Xiaoping Tan, Wenjie Zeng, Yumin Fan, Jiaowei Yan, Genfu Zhao. Covalent organic frameworks bearing pillar[6]arene-reduced Au nanoparticles for the catalytic reduction of nitroaromatics. Nanotechnology 2020, 31 (13) , 135705. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6528/ab5ff5
  18. Shi He, Kang Xiao, Xiao-Zhen Chen, Ting Li, Ting Ouyang, Zhu Wang, Man-Li Guo, Zhao-Qing Liu. Enhanced photoelectrocatalytic activity of direct Z-scheme porous amorphous carbon nitride/manganese dioxide nanorod arrays. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 2019, 557 , 644-654. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2019.09.035
  19. Md. Aminul Islam, Imran Ali, S.M. Abdul Karim, Md. Shakhawat Hossain Firoz, Al-Nakib Chowdhury, David W. Morton, Michael J. Angove. Removal of dye from polluted water using novel nano manganese oxide-based materials. Journal of Water Process Engineering 2019, 32 , 100911. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwpe.2019.100911
  20. Lobna Arfaoui, Fatma Janene, Salah Kouass, Samuel Mignard, Fathi Touati, Hassouna Dhaouadi. CuO Nanosheets: Synthesis, Characterization, and Catalytic Performance. Russian Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 2019, 64 (13) , 1687-1696. https://doi.org/10.1134/S0036023619130060
  21. Jian-Nan Zhu, Xiao-Qin Zhu, Fang-Fang Cheng, Peng Li, Fei Wang, Ya-Wen Xiao, Wei-Wei Xiong. Preparing copper doped carbon nitride from melamine templated crystalline copper chloride for Fenton-like catalysis. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 2019, 256 , 117830. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2019.117830
  22. Biao Li, Zhi-Ying Yan, Xiao-Na Liu, Chen Tang, Jun Zhou, Xia-Yuan Wu, Ping Wei, Hong-Hua Jia, Xiao-Yu Yong. Enhanced Bio-Electro-Fenton degradation of phenolic compounds based on a novel Fe–Mn/Graphite felt composite cathode. Chemosphere 2019, 234 , 260-268. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.06.054
  23. Asleni, S Kurniati, A Linggawati, S S Siregar, A Awaluddin. The Tremendous Influence of Calcination Process on the Phase Structure and Catalytic Activity of Precipitation-Processed MnO 2. Journal of Physics: Conference Series 2019, 1351 (1) , 012038. https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/1351/1/012038
  24. Yangliu Du, Fuqiang Li, Yecan Peng, Shaowu Jia, Lei Lan, Jinghong Zhou, Shuangfei Wang. Synthesis of Petal-Like MnO2 Nanosheets on Hollow Fe3O4 Nanospheres for Heterogeneous Photocatalysis of Biotreated Papermaking Effluent. Materials 2019, 12 (15) , 2346. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12152346
  25. Jiabin Pang, Fenglian Fu, Weibin Li, Lijun Zhu, Bing Tang. Fe-Mn binary oxide decorated diatomite for rapid decolorization of methylene blue with H2O2. Applied Surface Science 2019, 478 , 54-61. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2019.01.191
  26. R.K. Mandal, M.D. Purkayastha, T. Pal Majumder. Silver modified cadmium oxide – A novel material for enhanced photodegradation of malachite green. Optik 2019, 180 , 174-182. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijleo.2018.11.066
  27. Kaijie Li, Jinxia Wei, Hongbo Yu, Pengyao Xu, Jiahua Wang, Hongfeng Yin, Martien A. Cohen Stuart, Junyou Wang, Shenghu Zhou. A Generic Method for Preparing Hollow Mesoporous Silica Catalytic Nanoreactors with Metal Oxide Nanoparticles inside Their Cavities. Angewandte Chemie 2018, 130 (50) , 16696-16701. https://doi.org/10.1002/ange.201810777
  28. Kaijie Li, Jinxia Wei, Hongbo Yu, Pengyao Xu, Jiahua Wang, Hongfeng Yin, Martien A. Cohen Stuart, Junyou Wang, Shenghu Zhou. A Generic Method for Preparing Hollow Mesoporous Silica Catalytic Nanoreactors with Metal Oxide Nanoparticles inside Their Cavities. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2018, 57 (50) , 16458-16463. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201810777
  29. Rupali Gupta, Dharmendra Kumar Yadav, Vellaichamy Ganesan, Piyush Kumar Sonkar, Mamta Yadav. Improving Functional Behavior of MCM‐41 by Encapsulating MnO 2 Nanorods towards Simultaneous Determination of Purine Bases in DNA Samples. Electroanalysis 2018, 30 (12) , 2959-2966. https://doi.org/10.1002/elan.201800548
  30. Jiali Fu, Chengcheng Wang, Zhenyu Feng, Renjie Zhang. Ultralong α-MnO2 Nanowires Capable of Catalytically Degrading Methylene Blue at Low Temperature. Catalysis Letters 2018, 148 (9) , 2822-2829. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10562-018-2454-9
  31. Biraj Das, Mukesh Sharma, Biplab K. Deka, Ankita Hazarika, Young-Bin Park, Anil Hazarika, Suresh K. Bhargava, Kusum K. Bania. Facile synthesis of 1D-architecture of silver-vanadates in carbon nest for enhanced visible light driven photo-oxidation process. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering 2018, 6 (2) , 3167-3176. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jece.2018.04.067
  32. K. Saravanakumar, V. Muthuraj, M. Jeyaraj. The design of novel visible light driven Ag/CdO as smart nanocomposite for photodegradation of different dye contaminants. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 2018, 188 , 291-300. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.saa.2017.07.022
  33. Yongli Zhang, Yanbo Zhou, Qingyu Wang, Junjun Shi, Chao Peng, Lingfeng He, Liang Shi. Manipulating catalytic activity and durability of Pt-modified Cu–Fe–La/γ-Al 2 O 3 ternary catalyst for catalytic wet air oxidation: effect of calcination temperature. RSC Advances 2018, 8 (1) , 547-556. https://doi.org/10.1039/C7RA11899F
  34. Zhen-dong Fang, Kai Zhang, Jie Liu, Jun-yu Fan, Zhi-wei Zhao. Fenton-like oxidation of azo dye in aqueous solution using magnetic Fe 3 O 4 -MnO 2 nanocomposites as catalysts. Water Science and Engineering 2017, 10 (4) , 326-333. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wse.2017.10.005
  35. Himadri Saikia, Rajib Duarah, Putla Sudarsanam, Suresh K. Bhargava, Pankaj Bharali. PdCu Nanoparticles Stabilized on Porous CeO 2 for Catalytic Degradation of Azo Dyes: Structural Characterization and Kinetic Studies. ChemistrySelect 2017, 2 (6) , 2123-2130. https://doi.org/10.1002/slct.201601674
  36. Xueqin Wang, Lvye Dou, Liu Yang, Jianyong Yu, Bin Ding. Hierarchical structured [email protected] nanofibrous membranes with superb flexibility and enhanced catalytic performance. Journal of Hazardous Materials 2017, 324 , 203-212. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2016.10.050
  37. Yanhui Hou, Yechen Wang, Huili Yuan, Hang Chen, Guowei Chen, Junhai Shen, Liangchao Li. The enhanced catalytic degradation of SiO2/Fe3O4/[email protected] photo-Fenton system on p-nitrophenol. Journal of Nanoparticle Research 2016, 18 (11) https://doi.org/10.1007/s11051-016-3656-y
  38. Bharati Debnath, Anupam Singha Roy, Sutanu Kapri, Sayan Bhattacharyya. Efficient Dye Degradation Catalyzed by Manganese Oxide Nanoparticles and the Role of Cation Valence. ChemistrySelect 2016, 1 (14) , 4265-4273. https://doi.org/10.1002/slct.201600806
  39. Meng Li, Qiang Gao, Teng Wang, Yan-Sheng Gong, Bo Han, Kai-Sheng Xia, Cheng-Gang Zhou. Solvothermal synthesis of Mn Fe3−O4 nanoparticles with interesting physicochemical characteristics and good catalytic degradation activity. Materials & Design 2016, 97 , 341-348. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2016.02.103
  40. Bingyang Bai, Qi Qiao, Junhua Li, Jiming Hao. Synthesis of three-dimensional ordered mesoporous MnO2 and its catalytic performance in formaldehyde oxidation. Chinese Journal of Catalysis 2016, 37 (1) , 27-31. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1872-2067(15)61026-9
  41. Jie He, Xiaofang Yang, Bin Men, Dongsheng Wang. Interfacial mechanisms of heterogeneous Fenton reactions catalyzed by iron-based materials: A review. Journal of Environmental Sciences 2016, 39 , 97-109. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jes.2015.12.003
  42. Tridip Ranjan Chetia, Mohammad Shaad Ansari, Mohammad Qureshi. Rational design of hierarchical ZnO superstructures for efficient charge transfer: mechanistic and photovoltaic studies of hollow, mesoporous, cage-like nanostructures with compacted 1D building blocks. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2016, 18 (7) , 5344-5357. https://doi.org/10.1039/C5CP07687K
  43. Pangkita Deka, Ramesh C. Deka, Pankaj Bharali. Porous CuO nanostructure as a reusable catalyst for oxidative degradation of organic water pollutants. New Journal of Chemistry 2016, 40 (1) , 348-357. https://doi.org/10.1039/C5NJ02515J
  44. Sk Jahir Abbas, P. V. R. K. Ramacharyulu, Shyue-Chu Ke. MnO 2 /TiO 2 catalyzed synthesis of coenzyme pyridoxamine-5′-phosphate analogues: 3-deoxypyridoxamine-5′-phosphate. RSC Advances 2016, 6 (13) , 10242-10248. https://doi.org/10.1039/C5RA25779D
  45. Shouwei Zhang, Qiaohui Fan, Huihui Gao, Yongshun Huang, Xia Liu, Jiaxing Li, Xijin Xu, Xiangke Wang. Formation of Fe 3 O 4 @MnO 2 ball-in-ball hollow spheres as a high performance catalyst with enhanced catalytic performances. Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2016, 4 (4) , 1414-1422. https://doi.org/10.1039/C5TA08400H
  46. Lei Wang, Yang Wu, Nengjie Feng, Jie Meng, Hui Wan, Guofeng Guan. Accelerated synthesis of MnO 2 nanocomposites by acid-free hydrothermal route for catalytic soot combustion. RSC Advances 2016, 6 (55) , 50288-50296. https://doi.org/10.1039/C6RA02045C
  47. K. Saravanakumar, V. Muthuraj, S. Vadivel. Constructing novel Ag nanoparticles anchored on MnO 2 nanowires as an efficient visible light driven photocatalyst. RSC Advances 2016, 6 (66) , 61357-61366. https://doi.org/10.1039/C6RA10444D
  48. Linlin Wang, Jun Chen, Xiaomiao Feng, Wenjin Zeng, Ruiqing Liu, Xiujing Lin Xiujing Lin, Yanwen Ma, Lianhui Wang. Self-propelled manganese oxide-based catalytic micromotors for drug delivery. RSC Advances 2016, 6 (70) , 65624-65630. https://doi.org/10.1039/C6RA13739C
  49. Pangkita Deka, Anil Hazarika, Ramesh C. Deka, Pankaj Bharali. Influence of CuO morphology on the enhanced catalytic degradation of methylene blue and methyl orange. RSC Advances 2016, 6 (97) , 95292-95305. https://doi.org/10.1039/C6RA20173C
  50. L. Ben Said, T. Larbi, A. Yumak, K. Boubaker, M. Amlouk. Pure and zirconium-doped manganese(II,III) oxide: Investigations on structural and conduction-related properties within the Lattice Compatibility Theory scope. Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing 2015, 40 , 224-229. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mssp.2015.06.034
  51. Ellawala K. C. Pradeep, Masataka Ohtani, Kazuya Kobiro. A Simple Synthetic Approach to Al 2 O 3 –TiO 2 and ZnO–TiO 2 Mesoporous Hollow Composite Assemblies Consisting of Homogeneously Mixed Primary Particles at the Nano Level. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 2015, 2015 (34) , 5621-5627. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejic.201500964
  52. Prasenjit Kar, Samim Sardar, Srabanti Ghosh, Manas R. Parida, Bo Liu, Omar F. Mohammed, Peter Lemmens, Samir Kumar Pal. Nano surface engineering of Mn 2 O 3 for potential light-harvesting application. Journal of Materials Chemistry C 2015, 3 (31) , 8200-8211. https://doi.org/10.1039/C5TC01475A