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Titania polymorphs derived from crystalline titanium diboride

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Abstract

Due to its specific bonds and intrinsic chemical stability and due to its capability of controllably releasing titanium species, TiB2 was chosen as a precursor for synthesizing phase tunable (rutile/anatase/brookite) titania with different morphologies (rutile nanocones, anatase bipyramids and brookite spherical nanoparticles) under hydrothermal treatment. The mechanisms of the chemical reactions involved and evolution of low-index crystal facets (001) and (100) of TiB2 during hydrothermal treatment were experimentally and theoretically studied in this work. It is demonstrated that a new synthetic pathway for titania polymorphs based on the intrinsic strong bonds of TiB2 is developed which could also be applicable to a number of other metal oxides using metal borides such as ZrB2, TaB, Nb3B4 as precursors.

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Submitted
08 May 2009
Accepted
24 Jul 2009
First published
11 Aug 2009

CrystEngComm, 2009,11, 2677-2682
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Titania polymorphs derived from crystalline titanium diboride

G. Liu, H. G. Yang, C. Sun, L. Cheng, L. Wang, G. Q. (. Lu and H. Cheng, CrystEngComm, 2009, 11, 2677 DOI: 10.1039/B909191M

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