Polymeric Templating Synthesis of Anatase TiO2 Nanoparticles from Low-Cost Inorganic Titanium Sources

Manuel Ojeda, D Kishore Kumar, Binbin Chen, Jin Xuan, M. Mercedes Maroto-Valer, Dennis Y. C. Leung, Huizhi Wang

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Abstract

A novel facile and cost-effective synthesis method for anatase TiO2 nanoparticles has been developed by using poly-acrylic acid hydrogel as template at room temperature. The newly developed synthesis method avoids the use of hazardous reagents and/or hydrothermal steps, and enables production of highly active TiO2 nanoparticles from low cost inorganic titanium sources. The synthesized TiO2 nanoparticles have been studied in several applications including dye-sensitized solar cells as a photoanode as well as in organics degradation of methyl orange in aqueous media. Good photocatalytic performances were obtained in both applications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)702-706
Number of pages5
JournalChemistrySelect
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jan 2017

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