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Reports from Inner Mongolia University Highlight Recent Findings in Solvents (Ionic Liquid Assisted Chemical Strategy to TiO2 Hollow Nanocube...

August 22, 2014



Reports from Inner Mongolia University Highlight Recent Findings in Solvents (Ionic Liquid Assisted Chemical Strategy to TiO2 Hollow Nanocube Assemblies with Surface-Fluorination and Nitridation and High Energy Crystal Facet Exposure for ...)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Weekly News -- A new study on Solvents is now available. According to news reporting from Hohhot, People's Republic of China, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "Realization of anionic nonmetal doping and high energy crystal facet exposure in TiO2 photocatalysts has been proven to be an effective approach for significantly improving their photocatalytic performance. A facile strategy of ionic liquid assisted etching chemistry by simply hydrothermally etching hollow TiO2 spheres composed of TiO2 nanoparticles with an ionic liquid of 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate without any other additives is developed to create highly active anatase TiO2 nanocubes and TiO2 nanocube assemblies."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Inner Mongolia University, "With this one-pot ionic liquid assisted etching process, the surface-fluorination and nitridation and high energy {001} crystal facets exposure can be readily realized simultaneously. Compared with the benchmark materials of P25 and TiO2 nanostructures with other hierarchical architectures of hollow spheres, flaky spheres, and spindles synthesized by hydrothermally etching hollow TiO2 spheres with nonionic liquid of NH4F, the TiO2 nanocubes and TiO2 nanocube assemblies used as efficient photocatalysts show super high photocatalytic activity for degradation of methylene blue, methyl orange, and rhodamine B, due to their surface-fluorination and nitridation and high energy crystal facet exposure."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The ionic liquid assisted etching chemistry is facile and robust and may be a general strategy for synthesizing other metal oxides with high energy crystal facets and surface doping for improving photocatalytic activity."

For more information on this research see: Ionic Liquid Assisted Chemical Strategy to TiO2 Hollow Nanocube Assemblies with Surface-Fluorination and Nitridation and High Energy Crystal Facet Exposure for Enhanced Photocatalysis. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2014;6(13):10283-10295. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces can be contacted at: Amer Chemical Soc, 1155 16TH St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA. (American Chemical Society - www.acs.org; ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces - www.pubs.acs.org/journal/aamick)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S.L. Yu, Inner Mongolia Univ, Coll Life Sci, Hohhot 010021, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include B.C. Liu, Q. Wang, Y.X. Gao, Y. Shi, X. Feng, X.T. An, L.X. Liu and J. Zhang.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Hohhot, Solvents, Chemicals, Chemistry, Nanocubes, Ionic Liquids, Photocatalyst, Nanotechnology, Photocatalytic, Emerging Technologies, People's Republic of China

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