An aqueous, alkaline route to titanate nanotubes under atmospheric pressure conditions
Bavykin, D.V., Cressey, B.A., Light, M.E. and Walsh, F.C. (2008) An aqueous, alkaline route to titanate nanotubes under atmospheric pressure conditions. Nanotechnology, 19, (27), 275604-275609. (doi:10.1088/0957-4484/19/27/275604).
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A significant reduction in the temperature for alkaline synthesis of titanate nanotubes is reported. Nanotubular titanates have been synthesized from TiO2 at 100 ◦C in a mixture of concentrated, aqueous solutions of KOH and NaOH. After 48 h of refluxing, essentially complete conversion was achieved. For a given temperature, the composition of KOH and NaOH in the binary mixture was chosen to achieve a particular concentration of Ti(IV), which favoured the formation of nanotubes. The morphology, surface area and crystal structure of the titanate nanotubes produced were similar to those produced in a solution of pure NaOH at a higher temperature (≈140 ◦C).
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics
Q Science > QD Chemistry
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Chemistry
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences > Engineering Materials & Surface Engineering
|Date Deposited:||28 May 2008|
|Last Modified:||25 Apr 2013 16:21|
|Contact Email Address:||D.Bavykin@soton.ac.uk|
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