Titania nanocrystalline particles were synthesized by hydrolysis-condensation of titanium tetraisopropoxide in water-in-oil micellar solutions of water/cyclohexane/Triton X-100 system, and the effects of reflux time and water-to-surfactant molar ratio on the particle uniformity, crystallinity, and surface area were studied. Several characterization techniques including TEM and SEM, as well as X-ray diffraction and FT-IR spectroscopy, helium pycnometry, and nitrogen physisorption, were employed to evaluate the particle density and dimensions, crystallite size, surface area value, and the porosity features in the as-prepared condition and also after thermal treatment at 500°C. +e results show that all treated samples are dense nanocrystalline anatase particles with BETsurface area values over 100m2·g− 1 and primary particle size of 10–15 nm. However, for the as-prepared samples, as the reflux time increases, a better purification of particles from the synthesis environment is resulted, leading to denser and more crystalline powders with smaller particle size and higher BET surface area values culminating in 179m2·g− 1 for 24 hours of refluxing. Moreover, decreasing the water-to-surfactant molar ratio from 10 to 5 and 2 increases the particles surface area to 239 and 224m2·g− 1, respectively, at the expense of slight density and crystallinity degradation and considerable prolongation of surfactant removal step. Supportively, the comparison between photocatalytic activities of as-prepared samples also evidences the effectiveness of reflux time extension on improving the sample features and enhancing their functionality. +is study can highlight how the earlier synthesis steps can influence the evolution of the structure of the final products.
Sol-Gel Synthesis of TiO2 Nanocrystalline Particles with Enhanced Surface Area through the Reverse Micelle Approach / Nateq, M. H.; Ceccato, Riccardo. - In: ADVANCED MATERIALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. - ISSN 2717-526X. - STAMPA. - 2019(2019).
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|Titolo:||Sol-Gel Synthesis of TiO2 Nanocrystalline Particles with Enhanced Surface Area through the Reverse Micelle Approach|
|Autori:||Nateq, M. H.; Ceccato, Riccardo|
|Titolo del periodico:||ADVANCED MATERIALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY|
|Anno di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2019/1567824|
|Citazione:||Sol-Gel Synthesis of TiO2 Nanocrystalline Particles with Enhanced Surface Area through the Reverse Micelle Approach / Nateq, M. H.; Ceccato, Riccardo. - In: ADVANCED MATERIALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. - ISSN 2717-526X. - STAMPA. - 2019(2019).|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03.1 Articolo su rivista (Journal article)|