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ZnTiLDH and the derived mixed oxides as mesoporous nanoarchitectonics with photocatalytic capabilities
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Abstract
Layered double hydroxides (LDHs) containing zinc and titanium in the layers with the cationic ratio of 3 were synthesized by the co-precipitation method at constant pH. The mixed metal oxides (ZnTi-MMO) obtained by the calcination of ZnTi-LDH at different temperatures were characterized together with the precursor material by X-ray diffraction (XRD), N2 sorption at 77 K, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) and ultravioletvisible (UVVis) spectroscopy techniques. The photocatalytic activity was studied for the phenol degradation in aqueous solution under UV light irradiation. The results point out that the structural transformations of the layered porous clay to the ZnTi-MMO, as a function of the calcination treatment, have an important impact on the photocatalytic performances of the phenol degradation. These results may open new perspectives in tailoring the semiconductor-based capabilities of ZnTi-LDHs based nanoarchitectonics.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of inorganic and organometallic polymers and materials. - New York, N.Y.
Publication
New York, N.Y. : 2015
ISSN
1574-1443
Volume/pages
25:2(2015), p. 259-266
ISI
000350360500009
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 18.03.2015
Last edited 09.12.2017
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