High-yield, rapid and facile synthesis of elongated pure anatase titania nanoparticles has been achieved through a nonaqueous microwave-based approach. The residual organics onto nanoparticles surfaces were completely removed through a new treatment under ozone flow, at room temperature in air. Such an ozone cleaning method revealed an effective inexpensive dry process of removing organic contaminants from nanoparticles surfaces. The TiO2 elongated nanoparticles having a length of 13.8 ± 5.5 nm and a diameter of 9.0 ±1.2 nm were characterized by powder X-Ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, selected area diffraction, BET surface area analyzer and FT‑IR spectroscopy. Photocatalytic evaluation demonstrated that the as-synthesized ozone-cleaned TiO2 nanoparticles and TiO2 nanoparticles loaded with platinum possess excellent Rhodamine B performance with respect to both commercial spherical nanotitania P25 and P25 loaded with platinum. This could be attributed to the anatase phase purity, small size, large specific surface area and clean surfaces of the prepared nanoparticles.

Efficient, Green Non-aqueous Microwave-assisted Synthesis of Anatase TiO2 and Pt Loaded TiO2 Nanorods with High Photocatalytic Performance

FILIPPO, Emanuela
Supervision
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PERULLI, PATRIZIA
Investigation
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CONCIAURO, FRANCESCA
Investigation
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CORRENTE, GIUSEPPINA ANNA
Investigation
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GIGLI, Giuseppe
Investigation
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CICCARELLA, Giuseppe
Supervision
2015-01-01

Abstract

High-yield, rapid and facile synthesis of elongated pure anatase titania nanoparticles has been achieved through a nonaqueous microwave-based approach. The residual organics onto nanoparticles surfaces were completely removed through a new treatment under ozone flow, at room temperature in air. Such an ozone cleaning method revealed an effective inexpensive dry process of removing organic contaminants from nanoparticles surfaces. The TiO2 elongated nanoparticles having a length of 13.8 ± 5.5 nm and a diameter of 9.0 ±1.2 nm were characterized by powder X-Ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, selected area diffraction, BET surface area analyzer and FT‑IR spectroscopy. Photocatalytic evaluation demonstrated that the as-synthesized ozone-cleaned TiO2 nanoparticles and TiO2 nanoparticles loaded with platinum possess excellent Rhodamine B performance with respect to both commercial spherical nanotitania P25 and P25 loaded with platinum. This could be attributed to the anatase phase purity, small size, large specific surface area and clean surfaces of the prepared nanoparticles.
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