Synthesis of TiO2 with controllable ratio of anatase to rutile

Xiong, Zhigang, Wu, Hao, Zhang, Luhong, Gu, Yi and Zhao, X. S. (2014) Synthesis of TiO2 with controllable ratio of anatase to rutile. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2 24: 9291-9297. doi:10.1039/c4ta01144a

Author Xiong, Zhigang
Wu, Hao
Zhang, Luhong
Gu, Yi
Zhao, X. S.
Title Synthesis of TiO2 with controllable ratio of anatase to rutile
Journal name Journal of Materials Chemistry A   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2050-7488
Publication date 2014-06-28
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1039/c4ta01144a
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 2
Issue 24
Start page 9291
End page 9297
Total pages 7
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
Language eng
Subject 1600 Chemistry
2105 Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
2500 Materials Science
Abstract Dual-phase TiO2 photocatalysts with controllable ratio of anatase to rutile were synthesized, and evaluated using the degradation of Rhodamine B (RhB) under UV light irradiation. The TiO2 samples prepared by one-pot redox reactions in the presence of graphene oxide (GO) were characterized by X-ray diffraction, physical adsorption-desorption of nitrogen, and scanning/transmission electron microscope techniques. Results showed that the weight percentage of anatase and rutile in the resulting TiO2 samples linearly changed with the starting mass ratio of TiCl3 over GO (R). The formed reduced GO (rGO) was completely removed by calcination at 450 °C, leaving behind pure crystallized TiO2 materials. The two-dimensional rGO sheet inhibited the aggregation of TiO2 nanoparticles, and the oxygen functional groups benefitted the formation of the anatase phase especially at low R. TiO2 with 55% of anatase and 45% of rutile displayed the highest photoactivity due to its unique hierarchical structures, including anisotropically shaped structure of rutile nanorods, intimate interfacial contact between anatase and rutile, and the dense interconnections among anatase particles, which retarded the electron-hole recombination and enhanced the photocatalytic performance.
Keyword Chemistry, Physical
Energy & Fuels
Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Energy & Fuels
Materials Science
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Grant ID FT100100879
Institutional Status UQ

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