Apparently C-doped and undoped or pure nanoparticles of anatase were synthesized using a microwave hydrothermal process in the temperature range of 140-180 °C for 1 h from several Ti precursors, such as Ti ethoxide, Ti isopropoxide and Ti oxysulfate. Nanoparticles of anatase samples were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and photocatalytic activity measurements. Results showed that nanoparticles in the size range of 4-17 nm of anatase were obtained in all cases with surface areas in the range of 151-267 m 2/g. The photocatalytic activity of the prepared titanias was measured using methylene blue (MB) and NO x molecules. Because MB has very strong adsorption on the samples, photocatalytic degradation under either solar light or black light irradiation was found to be very limited. However, the DeNO x abilities of carbon-doped titanias were higher than those of Degussa P25 commercial titania sample and undoped or pure titanias especially under irradiation by long wavelength or visible light (>500 nm).
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
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- Process Chemistry and Technology
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
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