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Citrate/F assisted phase control synthesis of TiO2 nanostructures and their photocatalytic properties

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Abstract

A novel and controlled sol-hydrothermal synthesis of nano-TiO2 assisted by citrate/F has been developed. We studied factors that influence its size and morphology, such as citrate, Cl, F and so on. Different ratios of citrate to TiCl4 gave different sizes and morphologies. Cl preferentially formed a rutile phase, while citrate preferentially formed an anatase phase, and F gave a dominant {001} facet. Additionally, we found that the photocatalytic activity of the TiO2 synthesised with the assistance of citrate was superior to the commercially available TiO2.

Graphical abstract: Citrate/F− assisted phase control synthesis of TiO2 nanostructures and their photocatalytic properties

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The article was received on 11 May 2015, accepted on 21 Aug 2015 and first published on 21 Aug 2015


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA08816J
RSC Adv., 2015,5, 74230-74237

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    Citrate/F assisted phase control synthesis of TiO2 nanostructures and their photocatalytic properties

    Z. Guo, C. Li, S. Lu, Y. Pan and H. Gu, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 74230
    DOI: 10.1039/C5RA08816J

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