Majumder, Deblina and Roy, Somenath (2017) Non-fluorinated synthesis of anatase TiO2 with dominant {001} facets: influence of faceted structures on formaldehyde sensitivity. New Journal of Chemistry, 41 (15). pp. 7591-7597. ISSN 1144-0546

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Titanium dioxide (TiO2), the most widely investigated metal oxide due to its extraordinary surface, electronic and catalytic properties, is better manifested with exposed {001} facets. This article delineates the room temperature synthesis of TiO2 with 90% exposed {001} facets without using any fluorine containing precursor or hazardous material. Cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) is explored as a capping agent to suppress the growth of the thermodynamically stable (101) plane. The {001} faceted nanosheets are decorated with gold nanoparticles of mean diameter 10 nm. The materials are characterized using XRD, TEM, XPS, as well as UV-vis, Raman and photoluminescence spectroscopy. The surface reactivities of different facets of TiO2 are substantiated in the light of formaldehyde (HCHO) oxidation. The synergistic effect between the reactive {001} facet of TiO2 and gold nanoparticles towards the photocatalysis of HCHO is also investigated and corroborated using mass spectroscopy.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering Materials
Divisions: Ceramic Membrane
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2018 10:14
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2018 10:14

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