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Título: Synthesis of titanate nanostructures using amorphous precursor material and their adsorption/photocatalytic properties
Autor: Monteiro, O.
Ylhainen, E. K.
Nunes, M. R.
Silvestre, A. J.
Palavras-chave: Hydrothermal Treatment
Data: Mai-2012
Editora: Springer
Citação: MONTEIRO, O. C.; [et al] – Synthesis of titanate nanostructures using amorphous precursor material and their adsorption/photocatalytic properties. Journal of Materials Science. ISSN: 0022-2461. Vol. 47, nr. 10 (2012), pp. 4305-4312
Resumo: This article reports on a new and swift hydrothermal chemical route to prepare titanate nanostructures (TNS) avoiding the use of crystalline TiO2 as starting material. The synthesis approach uses a commercial solution of TiCl3 as titanium source to prepare an amorphous precursor, circumventing the use of hazardous chemical compounds. The influence of the reaction temperature and dwell autoclave time on the structure and morphology of the synthesised materials was studied. Homogeneous titanate nanotubes with a high length/diameter aspect ratio were synthesised at 160 degrees C and 24 h. A band gap of 3.06 +/- 0.03 eV was determined for the TNS samples prepared in these experimental conditions. This value is red shifted by 0.14 eV compared to the band gap value usually reported for the TiO2 anatase. Moreover, such samples show better adsorption capacity and photocatalytic performance on the dye rhodamine 6G (R6G) photodegradation process than TiO2 nanoparticles. A 98% reduction of the R6G concentration was achieved after 45 min of irradiation of a 10 ppm dye aqueous solution and 1 g L-1 of TNS catalyst.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.21/5160
DOI: 10.1007/s10853-012-6281-x
ISSN: 0022-2461
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