Photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue solution by diphenylanthrazoline compounds

Tianchu Zhao, Rui Liu, Jiapeng Lu, Xiaolin Zhu, Xuhong Zhu, Keping Lu, Hongjun Zhu

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

17 Scopus citations


The photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue solution by 8 photocatalytic diphenylanthrazoline compounds was investigated. All diphenylanthrazoline compounds exhibited a good photocatalytic activity towards the methylene blue solution. The removal rate for chemical oxygen demand (CODCr) in the methylene blue solution at 12 hours was ~54.1% to 96.3%. 2,8-Bis(4-triphenylamino)-4,6-diphenyl-1,9-anthrazoline (TM-2-d) was selected for further investigation because of its better photocatalytic activity. To study the optimal reaction conditions for the photocatalytic degradation of dye wastewater, photocatalyst was applied to degrade methylene blue solution. The decolorization rate for simulated dye solutions can exceed 99% in 10 hours, and the CODCr removal rate exceeded 91%. These organic semiconductor materials, diphenylanthrazoline compounds, displayed comparative photocatalytic properties to the inorganic semiconductor materials, which can be used in the photocatalytic degradation of organic pollutants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere3712
JournalJournal of Physical Organic Chemistry
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


  • diphenylanthrazoline
  • dye wastewater
  • methylene blue
  • organic semiconductor
  • photocatalytic degradation


Dive into the research topics of 'Photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue solution by diphenylanthrazoline compounds'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this