Synthesis of TiO2 Nanorod-Assembled Microspheres from TiCl3 and its Photocatalytic Activities
Pure rutile TiO2 nanorod-assembled microspheres were synthesized on a large scale without templates or surfactants by hydrolysis of TiCl3 in ethanol and HCl mixed solution at 180°C.The spheres exhibit unique three-dimensional hierarchical architectures with significantly improved photocatalytic activities in visible light.
Zhong Wei Gu, Yafang Han, Fu Sheng Pan, Xitao Wang, Duan Weng and Shaoxiong Zhou
X. P. Huang et al., "Synthesis of TiO2 Nanorod-Assembled Microspheres from TiCl3 and its Photocatalytic Activities", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 610-613, pp. 225-228, 2009