Solvothermal synthesis of spindle-like WO3-TiO2 particles with enhanced photocatalytic activity

Dongfeng Sun, Jianggao Liu, Junping Li, Zhihai Feng, Lei He, Bin Zhao, Tingyu Wang, Ruixing Li, Shu Yin, Tsugio Sato

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Spindle-like WO3-TiO2 composite particles were synthesized through a facile one-step solvothermal method. The as-synthesized spindle-like WO3-TiO2 composite particles with center diameter of ca. 150 nm and length of ca. 300 nm were assembled by numerous WO3-TiO2 nanorods of ca. 20 nm in diameter. It is found that the photo-responding range was extended and the specific surface area of the composite was increased. Such spindle-like WO3-TiO2 composite exhibited much higher photocatalytic activity than that of single phase TiO2 or WO3 in the degradation of methyl orange dye under illumination with simulated sunlight.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-168
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Bulletin
Publication statusPublished - 2014 May


  • A. Nanostructures
  • B. Solvothermal
  • D. Catalytic properties


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