Preparation and characterization of titania/tetratitanate nanocomposites

Jinshu Wang, Hui Li, Hongyi Li, Shu Yin, Tsugio Sato

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Nanocomposite titania/tetratitanate particles were prepared by utilizing the electrostatic interaction of the colloidal tetratitanate nanosheets and TiO2 powders through dispersing TiO2 into tetratitanate solution at pH4. The samples were characterized by X-ray powder diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, chemical analysis, and photocatalytic activity measurement. The crystallites of Ti4O92- in the form of tetratitanate nanosheets have lateral size around 100 nm. The visible light responsive photocatalytic activity of rutile nanoparticles could be improved by forming nanocomposite with layered tetratitanate. The high specific surface area of this kind of composite and a certain amount of mesopores in nanocomposite powder could be responsible for better performance in the NO elimination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)988-993
Number of pages6
JournalSolid State Sciences
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2009 May


  • Layered tetratitanate
  • Nanocomposite
  • Photocatalyst
  • Rutile

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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