Facile synthesis and photocatalytic disinfection of boron self-doped TiO2 nanosheets

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-59
Journal / PublicationMaterials Letters
Volume115
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Abstract

In this study, a facile hydrothermal method was successfully developed to synthesize boron self-doped TiO2 nanosheets directly from TiB 2 powders. XRD and TEM results suggested that the as-prepared TiO2 were pure anatase phase and showed a sheet morphology with reactive (001) facets. XPS analysis revealed the presence of boron as dopants by substituting oxygen atom in TiO2 nanosheets. The effect of HBF 4 on TiO2 synthesis was also investigated. Photocatalytic disinfection experimental study implied that boron self-doped TiO2 exhibited better performance than P25 under visible light irradiation. The enhanced photocatalytic effect was ascribed to the nanosheet morphology with reactive (001) facets and self-doping of boron in TiO2. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.

Research Area(s)

  • Electron microscopy, Nanocrystalline materials, Photocatalysis, TiO2 nanosheets, XPS

Citation Format(s)

Facile synthesis and photocatalytic disinfection of boron self-doped TiO2 nanosheets. / Wang, Bin; Lu, Xiao-Ying; Xuan, Jin et al.

In: Materials Letters, Vol. 115, 2014, p. 57-59.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review