Preparation and Characterization of Doped Nanometer TiO2
With Ti(OBu)4 as precursor, and HAC as complexing agent, pure and Fe-doped TiO2 gelatins were prepared by sol-gel method. During the process of gel formation, metal ions were dispersed into the porous TiO2 matrix. Then, powders of pure nano-TiO2 and Fe-doped nano-TiO2 were prepared by drying, grinding and calcining at different temperatures. The grain size and phase structure of pure and Fe-doped TiO2 after calcined at different temperatures, were studied by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Beckman Coulter Sorption Analysis. The results showed that, the Fe3+-TiO2 had better photocatalytic activity in degradation rate of methyl orange under sunlight. The degradation rate was up to 93% as the system was placed under sunlight for 5 h. The optimum calcination temperature for the best catalytic activity was determined to be 500°C, and the mechanism was discussed.
Young Won Chang, Nack J. Kim and Chong Soo Lee
L. Y. Song et al., "Preparation and Characterization of Doped Nanometer TiO2", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 26-28, pp. 649-652, 2007