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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Size controlled synthesis of highly dispersed anatase/rutile nanoparticles with photocatalytic activity toward salicylic acid degradation|
|Abstract:||TiO2 nanocrystals supported in SBA-15 pores were prepared by a simple route of successive cycles of impregnation of SBA-15 with titanium(IV) di-(n-propoxy)-di-(2-ethylhexanoate) followed by thermal treatment. Anatase and rutile phases were identified by XRD in the materials obtained after cycles 1, 3, 5, 7 and 10. Raman scattering combined with XRD and TEM shows that titania is in a nanometric regime. Increases in the size of the titania nanocrystals, as well as increases in the TiO2 content in the final material (XRF), occur after successive cycles. SAXS and N-2 sorption indicate that the nanocrystals are formed inside the SBA-15 mesopores, which remain unblocked even after 10 cycles. UV-Vis (DRS) spectroscopy indicates important changes in electronic properties. The ability of SBA-15- supported titania nanocrystals to photodegrade salicylic acid was tested. There is a clear relation between the TiO2 nanoparticle size and the photocatalytic activity. Among all samples tested, the best result was obtained for the materials with the highest band-gaps and with the smallest sized titania.|
|Editor:||Royal Soc Chemistry|
|Appears in Collections:||Artigos e Materiais de Revistas Científicas - Unicamp|
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