Using long-chain alkylphosphate and alkylamine surfactants as templates, two kinds of purely mesoporous TiO2 molecular sieves (Ti-TMS) were prepared by hydrolysis of titanium isopropoxide under completely different conditions. The templates can be successfully removed by refluxing the samples in an EtOH/H2O/HN03 solution. Properties of the samples were characterized by means of SEM, FT-IR, DR-UV, TEM, XRD and TG-DTA techniques. XRD patterns and TEM images confirm that the uniformity and stability of Ti-TMS1 synthesized with dodecylphosphate, hexadecylphosphate, or octadecylphosphate as templates is superior to that of Ti-TMS2 prepared with dodecylamine. Furthermore, after the removal of the templates, the stability and the structure of the mesoporous Ti-TMS1 are better than that of Ti-TMS2. Effects of other factors on the structure and stability of Ti-TMS are discussed. The photocatalytic activities of Ti-TMS were also investigated by using polychlorophenol (TCP) and reactive red dye (X-3B) solutions as model pollutants. It was found that the amount of the templates greatly affects the photoactivity of these kind of mesoporous materials.
|Pages (de - à)||295-301|
|Nombre de pages||7|
|journal||Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry|
|Numéro de publication||1-3|
|Etat de la publication||Publié - 31 mai 2002|