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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- dye wastewater
- methylene blue
- organic semiconductor
- photocatalytic degradation