Bi2O3 nanoparticles: Synthesis, characterizations, and photocatalytic activity

N. Nurmalasari, Y. Yulizar, D. O.B. Apriandanu

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In this study, Bi2O3 nanoparticles have been successfully synthesized using Jatropha multifida L. leaf extract (JMLE). Bi2O3 nanoparticles were characterized by Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy, X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), UV-Vis Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy (UV-Vis DRS), Scanning Electron Microscope-Energy Dispersive X-Ray (SEM-EDX) and Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM). These various characterizations were performed to analyze the functional groups, structural, optical, morphological, composition, and photocatalytic properties. The synthesized Bi2O3 have monoclinic structure, optical band gap of 3.34 eV, agglomerated morphology, and particle size of 17.26 nm. Photocatalytic activity of Bi2O3 nanoparticles was investigated for the degradation of methylene blue (MB) under UV light irradiation with degradation percentage of 92.53 %.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012036
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 28 Apr 2020
Event3rd International Symposium on Current Progress in Functional Materials 2018, ISCPFM 2018 - Depok, Indonesia
Duration: 8 Aug 20189 Aug 2018


  • BiO Jatropha multifida
  • methylene blue
  • photocatalytic activity


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