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Nucleation of Octahedral Titanate Crystals using Waste Anodic Electrolyte from the Anodization of TiO2 Nanotube

Abstract

This study aims to explore the structure of a yellowish electrolyte by-product that obtained via chemical recycling of post Ti-anodized electrolyte containing ethylene glycol and H2O2. The yellowish by-product were identified as highly crystalline ammonium oxofluorotitanate, (NH4)3TiOF5. Based on the evidence, it is deduced that the nucleation process is triggered by the use of strong oxidizing agent, H2O2. Indeed, the anodization-nucleation process of the titanate crystals was captured.

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The article was received on 25 Aug 2017, accepted on 05 Oct 2017 and first published on 05 Oct 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CE01549F
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
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    Nucleation of Octahedral Titanate Crystals using Waste Anodic Electrolyte from the Anodization of TiO2 Nanotube

    K. C. Lee, S. Sreekantan, Z. A. Ahmad, K. A. Saharudin and M. A. A. Taib, CrystEngComm, 2017, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7CE01549F

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