Photoactivity of nanostructured TiO2 catalysts in aqueous system and their surface acid-base, bulk and textural properties

Photoactivity of nanostructured TiO2 catalysts in aqueous system and their surface acid-base,... This work reports on the characterisation and determintion of the photocatalytic activity of some TiO2 catalysts prepared using TiCl4 as precursor. The samples, consisting of suspensions, dispersions or powders of nanonstructured anatase or rutile phases, were obtained in very mild conditions, i.e., by boiling the solution obtained after hydrolysis of TiCl4 at atmospheric pressure: it is worth noting that no calcination was necessary to obtain photoactive phases. The samples were characterised by X-ray diffraction (XRD), determination of the BET specific surface area (SSA), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) observations and diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS). FT-IR spectroscopy was used to study the surface acidity of the solids. Photodegradation of 4-nitrophenol and gemfibrozil (5-(2,5-dimethylphenoxy)-2,2-dimethyl-pentanoic acid) was used as probe reactions to evaluate the photoactivity and the obtained results showed that the home prepared samples are effective to degrade both substrates. The photoreactivity results were compared to those obtained using commercial photocatalysts. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research on Chemical Intermediates Springer Journals

Photoactivity of nanostructured TiO2 catalysts in aqueous system and their surface acid-base, bulk and textural properties

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Springer Netherlands
Copyright
Copyright © 2007 by Springer
Subject
Chemistry; Catalysis; Physical Chemistry; Inorganic Chemistry
ISSN
0922-6168
eISSN
1568-5675
D.O.I.
10.1163/156856707779238685
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Abstract

This work reports on the characterisation and determintion of the photocatalytic activity of some TiO2 catalysts prepared using TiCl4 as precursor. The samples, consisting of suspensions, dispersions or powders of nanonstructured anatase or rutile phases, were obtained in very mild conditions, i.e., by boiling the solution obtained after hydrolysis of TiCl4 at atmospheric pressure: it is worth noting that no calcination was necessary to obtain photoactive phases. The samples were characterised by X-ray diffraction (XRD), determination of the BET specific surface area (SSA), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) observations and diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS). FT-IR spectroscopy was used to study the surface acidity of the solids. Photodegradation of 4-nitrophenol and gemfibrozil (5-(2,5-dimethylphenoxy)-2,2-dimethyl-pentanoic acid) was used as probe reactions to evaluate the photoactivity and the obtained results showed that the home prepared samples are effective to degrade both substrates. The photoreactivity results were compared to those obtained using commercial photocatalysts.

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Research on Chemical IntermediatesSpringer Journals

Published: Apr 15, 2009

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