Macroporous TiO2/carbon composites prepared via a simple soaking process

Li, Shi, Zhao, Dongfeng, Zheng, Jingtang, Wan, Yong, Zhao, X.S., Zhao, Chaocheng, Liu, Yi, Liu, Fang, Lu, Lei and Wang, Yongqiang (2010) Macroporous TiO2/carbon composites prepared via a simple soaking process. Materials Research Bulletin, 45 9: 1069-1074. doi:10.1016/j.materresbull.2010.06.020

Author Li, Shi
Zhao, Dongfeng
Zheng, Jingtang
Wan, Yong
Zhao, X.S.
Zhao, Chaocheng
Liu, Yi
Liu, Fang
Lu, Lei
Wang, Yongqiang
Title Macroporous TiO2/carbon composites prepared via a simple soaking process
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Macroporous TiO2/carbon composites prepared via a simple soaking process

Journal name Materials Research Bulletin   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0025-5408
Publication date 2010-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.materresbull.2010.06.020
Volume 45
Issue 9
Start page 1069
End page 1074
Total pages 6
Place of publication Oxford, U.K.
Publisher Pergamon
Language eng
Formatted abstract
A new-type composite photocatalyst of three-dimensional ordered macroporous (3DOM) TiO2/C was prepared and tested in this paper. 3DOM carbon materials were first prepared by colloidal crystal templating process, and then the sols of TiO2 from tetrabutyl titanate were infiltrated in the macroporous structures via capillary force. After calcinations at nitrogen flow, TiO2/C composite materials were prepared. The obtained samples were analyzed by SEM, TEM, XRD and BET. The results indicated that macroporous TiO2/C can remain the three-dimensional ordered structure and TiO2 nanoparticles distributed in the interior of macropores uniformly. Eventually, 3DOM TiO2/C materials were used as a new-type photocatalysts to decompose the methyl orange solution under ultraviolet light, which displayed excellent catalytic activity and regenerative ability.
Keyword Composites
Sol-gel chemistry
Catalytic properties
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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