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Anatase TiO2 microspheres with reactive {001} facets for improved photocatalytic activity

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Abstract

Anatase TiO2 microspheres with a high percentage (>90%) of exposed high-reactivity {001} facets were synthesized using hydrofluoric acid generated in situ through hydrolysis of titanium tetrafluoride (TiF4) as a capping and stabilizing agent without introducing any additional hydrofluoric acid under hydrothermal conditions. The as-prepared TiO2 microspheres show excellent photocatalytic activity in the degradation of toxic organic contaminants as well as production of hydrogen in water under UV light irradiation.

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The article was received on 27 Sep 2012, accepted on 15 Nov 2012 and first published on 15 Nov 2012


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C2RA22312K
Citation: RSC Adv., 2013,3, 1222-1226
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    Anatase TiO2 microspheres with reactive {001} facets for improved photocatalytic activity

    J. Miao and B. Liu, RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 1222
    DOI: 10.1039/C2RA22312K

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