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Title
Hierarchically dual-mesoporous microspheres for enhanced photocatalytic properties and lithium storage
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Abstract
Hierarchically dual‐mesoporous TiO2 microspheres have been synthesized via a solvothermal process in the presence of 1‐butyl‐3‐methylmidazolium tetrafluoroborate ([BMIm][BF4]) and diethylenetriamine (DETA) as co‐templates. Secondary mesostructured defects in the hierarchical TiO2 microspheres produce the oxygen vacancies, which not only significantly enhance the photocatalytic activity on degrading methyl blue (over 1.7 times to P25) and acetone (over 2.9 times of P25), but which also are beneficial for lithium storage. Moreover, we propose a mechanism to obtain a better understanding of the role of dual mesoporosity of TiO2 microspheres for enhancing the molecular diffusion, ion transportation and electron transformation.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Chemistry: a European journal. - Weinheim
Chemistry: a European journal. - Weinheim
Publication
Weinheim : 2018
ISSN
0947-6539
Volume/pages
24 :50 (2018) , p. 13246-13252
ISI
000443804100025
Pubmed ID
29926980
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 26.06.2018
Last edited 15.11.2021
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