Synthesis of hierarchical anatase TiO 2 nanostructures with tunable morphology and enhanced photocatalytic activity

Raed Rahal, Atul V. Wankhade, Dong Kyu Cha, Aziz Fihri, Samy Ould-Chikh, Umesh Patil, Vivek Polshettiwar

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Abstract

A facile one-pot method to prepare three-dimensional hierarchical nanostructures of titania with good control over their morphologies without the use of hydrofluoric acid is developed. The reaction is performed under microwave irradiation conditions in pure water, and enables enhanced photocatalytic activity. This study indicates that photocatalytic activity depends not only on the surface area but also on the morphology of the titania. © 2012 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7048
JournalRSC Advances
Volume2
Issue number18
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)

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