Solvothermal synthesis and photoreactivity of anatase TiO2 nanosheets with dominant {001} facets

Yang, Hua Gui, Liu, Gang, Qiao, Shi Zhang, Sun, Cheng Hua, Jin, Yong Gang, Smith, Sean Campbell, Zou, Jin, Cheng, Hui Ming and Lu, Gao Qing (Max) (2009) Solvothermal synthesis and photoreactivity of anatase TiO2 nanosheets with dominant {001} facets. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 131 11: 4078-4083. doi:10.1021/ja808790p

Author Yang, Hua Gui
Liu, Gang
Qiao, Shi Zhang
Sun, Cheng Hua
Jin, Yong Gang
Smith, Sean Campbell
Zou, Jin
Cheng, Hui Ming
Lu, Gao Qing (Max)
Title Solvothermal synthesis and photoreactivity of anatase TiO2 nanosheets with dominant {001} facets
Journal name Journal of the American Chemical Society   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0002-7863
Publication date 2009-03-25
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1021/ja808790p
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 131
Issue 11
Start page 4078
End page 4083
Total pages 6
Editor Peter J Stang
Place of publication Washington, D.C.
Publisher American Chemical Society
Language eng
Subject 03 Chemical Sciences
030306 Synthesis of Materials
100712 Nanoscale Characterisation
970103 Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
Abstract Owing to wide-ranging industrial applications and fundamental importance, tailored synthesis of well-faceted single crystals of anatase TiO2 With high percentage of reactive facets has attracted much research interest. In this work, high-quality anatase TiO2 single-crystal nanosheets mainly dominated by (001) facets have been prepared by using a water-2-propanol solvothermal synthetic route. The synergistic functions of 2-propanol and HF on the growth of anatase TiO2 single-crystal nanosheets were studied by first-principle theoretical calculations, revealing that the addition of 2-propanol can strengthen the stabilization effect associated with fluorine adsorption over (001) surface and thus stimulate its preferred growth. By measuring the (OH)-O-center dot species with terephthalic acid scavenger, the as-prepared anatase TiO2 single-crystal nanosheets having 64% {001} facets show superior photoreactivity (more than 5 times), compared to P25 as a benchmarking material.
Keyword Titanium-dioxide
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Grant ID 2009CB220001
Institutional Status UQ

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