Preparation of TiO 2-carbon nanotube composite catalysts for improvement of the photocatalytic activity of TiO 2

Sakae Takenaka, Takafumi Arike, Takahiro Miyazaki, Hideki Matsune, Masahiro Kishida

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Abstract

TiO 2 nanoparticles were deposited on carbon nanotubes (CNTs) for improvement of their photocatalytic activity. CNTs could be uniformly covered with TiO 2 nanoparticles by the hydrolysis of titanium tetraisopropoxide in the presence of urea. Urea worked as linker molecules between the CNT surface and the TiO 2 nanoparticles. The resultant TiO 2CNT composites showed a high catalytic activity for photodegradation of organic molecules.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)617-619
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry Letters
Volume41
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry

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