The kinetics of photoreduction of methyl orange by ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) sensitized by colloidal CdS are reported as a function of [methyl orange], [O2] and [EDTA]. The results are interpreted using a reaction scheme which was proposed in an earlier paper for the same reaction sensitized by a powdered dispersion of highly crystalline CdS. An analysis of the results for the CdS colloid based on this reaction scheme shows that the rate of dye reduction by photogenerated electrons is approximately 50 times greater than the rate of oxygen reduction and the rate of scavenging of the photogenerated holes is approximately 7000 times greater than the rate of recombination. These findings are discussed in the light of similar observations reported for powdered CdS.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 1991|