Synthesis of Nanotubular Titanate from Titanium Using Hydrothermal Treatment
In this study, the synthesis of nanotubular titanate was attempted though heat-treatment in an oil bath (non-hydrothermal treatment), heat-treatment with stirring in an oil bath (non-hydrothermal treatment), or hydrothermal treatment for metal Ti in NaOH aqueous solution systems. Obtained products were characterized by various methods, such as X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). XRD results suggested that products obtained by both hydrothermal treatment and heat-treatment in an oil bath with and without stirring could be identified as H2Ti4O9H2O. From TEM observations, however, various morphologies for products obtained by these treatments were confirmed. Therefore, it was considered that morphologies of these products strongly depended on synthesis conditions.
T. Ohji, T. Sekino and K. Niihara
T. Kubo et al., "Synthesis of Nanotubular Titanate from Titanium Using Hydrothermal Treatment", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 317-318, pp. 247-250, 2006