Synthesis of titanium dioxide microstructures via sucrose ester microemulsion-mediated hydrothermal method

Zakarya, S.A. and Kassim, A. and Lim, H.N. and Anwar, N.S. and Huang, N.M. (2010) Synthesis of titanium dioxide microstructures via sucrose ester microemulsion-mediated hydrothermal method. Sains Malaysiana, 39 (6). pp. 975-979. ISSN 0126-6039

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Abstract

Titanium dioxide particles were successfully prepared using microemulsion-mediated hydrothermal processing route, with sucrose ester as a stabilising agent. X-ray diffraction patterns revealed that the particles possessed anatase crystal phase. Scanning electron micrographs showed micron-sized spherical particles with rough and smooth surfaces, which eventually interconnected with one another. The formation mechanism of the titanium dioxide microstructures was postulated. The as-prepared particles were subjected to photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue, which exhibited higher photocatalytic activity compared to their commercial counterpart.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hydrothermal Microemulsion Sucrose ester Titanium dioxide
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Dept of Physics
Depositing User: miss munirah saadom
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2013 01:50
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2019 08:37
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/5361

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