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Controlling the Shape of Anatase Nanocrystals for Enhanced Photocatalytic Reduction of CO2 to Methanol

Abstract

We report here a simple thermal-induced synthesis of anatase TiO2 nanocrystals with exposed {101} and {001} facets with controlled shape and truncated level. Anatase of rod-like structures or truncated bipyramidal nanocrystals have been prepared by tailoring temperature or treatment time in a hydrothermal method using peroxo-titanic acid as a precursor without using any shape-controlling reagent. The presence of both {101} and {001} facets on the synthesized nanocrystals enhances electron and hole separation and improve the photocatalytic reduction of CO2 to methanol.

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The article was received on 13 Feb 2017, accepted on 18 May 2017 and first published on 19 May 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ00512A
Citation: New J. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
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    Controlling the Shape of Anatase Nanocrystals for Enhanced Photocatalytic Reduction of CO2 to Methanol

    Q. D. Truong, H. T. Hoa, D. N. Vo and T. S. Le, New J. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ00512A

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