• Synthesis of Co$_3$O$_4$ nanocubes by hydrothermal route and their photocatalytic property

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      Co$_3$O$_4$ nanocubes; Rhodamine B; photocatalysis; degradation.

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      Monodispersed Co$_3$O$_4$ nanocubes were prepared by a simple hydrothermal route with sodium pentanesulphonate,employing Co(NO$_3$)$_2$·6H$_2$O and NH$_3$·H$_2$O (28 wt%) as the starting reactants.The final product was characterizedby powder X-ray diffraction, energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometry, scanning electron microscopy and transmission electronmicroscopy. The as-prepared Co3O4 nanocubes could photocatalytically degrade organic dye Rhodamine B under irradiation of 365 nm ultraviolet light.

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      TAO GENG1 JIGUI XU1 XIA ZHOU1 XINGZE WANG1

      1. School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Suzhou University, Suzhou 234000, People’s Republic of China
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