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Structure and Photocatalytic Activity of Ti 1- x M x O 2±δ (M = W, V, Ce, Zr, Fe, and Cu) Synthesized by Solution Combustion Method

Nagaveni, K and Hegde, MS and Madras, Giridhar (2004) Structure and Photocatalytic Activity of Ti 1- x M x O 2±δ (M = W, V, Ce, Zr, Fe, and Cu) Synthesized by Solution Combustion Method. In: The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 108 (52). pp. 20204-20212.

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Official URL: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jp047917v

Abstract

The W, V, Ce, Zr, Fe, and Cu metal ion substituted nanocrystalline anatase TiO2 was prepared by solution combustion method and characterized by XRD, Raman, BET, EPR, XPS, IR TGA, UV absorption, and photoluminescence measurements. The structural studies indicate that the solid solution formation was limited to a narrow range of concentrations of the dopant ions. The photocatalytic degradation of 4-nitrophenol under UV and solar exposure was investigated with Ti1-xMxO2±δ. The degradation rates of 4-nitrophenol with these catalysts were lesser than the degradation rates of 4-nitrophenol with undoped TiO2 both with UV exposure and solar radiation. However, the photocatalytic activities of most metal ion doped TiO2 are higher than the activity of the commercial TiO2, Degussa P25. The decrease in photocatalytic activity is correlated with decrease in photoluminescence due to electron states of metal ions within the band gap of TiO2.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Chemical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Division of Mechanical Sciences > Chemical Engineering
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2012 10:00
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2012 10:00
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/43732

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