Photocatalytic degradation of dimethyl phthalate ester using novel hydrophobic TiO2 pillared montmorillonite photocatalyst

Photocatalytic degradation of dimethyl phthalate ester using novel hydrophobic TiO2 pillared... TiO2 pillared montmorillonites were prepared by introducing Ti4+ into a layer of montmorillonite modified with or without cetyltrimethylammonium bromide. The components and texture of the prepared composites were characterized by thermogravimetric analysis, X-ray powder diffraction and scanning electron misroscopy. The adsorption and photocatalytic degradation performance of a model environmental endocrine disruptor, dimethyl phthalate ester, were investigated using this newly prepared hydrophobic TiO2 pillared montmorillonite photocatalyst. The adsorption of dimethyl phthalate ester from water varied from 9% to 28% on the prepared hydrophobic photocatalyst. Although the experimental results showed that the photocatalytic activity of the hydrophobic photocatalyst was slightly lower than that of hydrophilic one, electron spin resonance verified that hydroxyl radicals were also generated in hydrophobic TiO2 pillared montmorillonite photocatalyst under UV irradiation. To elucidate the decomposition mechanism of dimethyl phthalate ester, 12 main photocatalytic intermediates were identified during the photocatalytic degradation process, and a plausible degradation mechanism was also proposed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research on Chemical Intermediates Springer Journals

Photocatalytic degradation of dimethyl phthalate ester using novel hydrophobic TiO2 pillared montmorillonite photocatalyst

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Springer Netherlands
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 by Springer
Subject
Chemistry; Catalysis; Physical Chemistry; Inorganic Chemistry
ISSN
0922-6168
eISSN
1568-5675
D.O.I.
10.1007/BF03039136
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Abstract

TiO2 pillared montmorillonites were prepared by introducing Ti4+ into a layer of montmorillonite modified with or without cetyltrimethylammonium bromide. The components and texture of the prepared composites were characterized by thermogravimetric analysis, X-ray powder diffraction and scanning electron misroscopy. The adsorption and photocatalytic degradation performance of a model environmental endocrine disruptor, dimethyl phthalate ester, were investigated using this newly prepared hydrophobic TiO2 pillared montmorillonite photocatalyst. The adsorption of dimethyl phthalate ester from water varied from 9% to 28% on the prepared hydrophobic photocatalyst. Although the experimental results showed that the photocatalytic activity of the hydrophobic photocatalyst was slightly lower than that of hydrophilic one, electron spin resonance verified that hydroxyl radicals were also generated in hydrophobic TiO2 pillared montmorillonite photocatalyst under UV irradiation. To elucidate the decomposition mechanism of dimethyl phthalate ester, 12 main photocatalytic intermediates were identified during the photocatalytic degradation process, and a plausible degradation mechanism was also proposed.

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Research on Chemical IntermediatesSpringer Journals

Published: Apr 28, 2009

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