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Super-microporous TiO2 synthesized by using new designed chelating structure directing agents

Chandra, Debraj and Bhaumik, Asim (2008) Super-microporous TiO2 synthesized by using new designed chelating structure directing agents. MICROPOROUS AND MESOPOROUS MATERIALS, 112 (1-3). pp. 533-541.

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Amphiphilic chelating structure directing agents (SDAs) dodecyl-2-pyridinyl-methylamine (L-12) and hexadecyl-2-pyridinyl-methylamine (L-16) were prepared through condensation between pyridine-2-carboxaldehyde and C-12 or C-16 long chain primary amines followed by reduction of the corresponding imines with NaBH4. These tailor made SDAs were used to synthesize novel super-microporous titania materials, TiO2-L-12 and TiO2-L-16 under mild hydrothermal conditions. Powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscope attached with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (SEM-EDS), CHN chemical analysis, N-2-sorption, H-1 and C-13 NMR, high resolution mass spectroscopy (HR MS), Fourier transformed infrared (FT IR), UV-visible absorption and emission spectroscopic tools were employed to characterize the SDAs and the super-microporous TiO2 materials. XRD and TEM image analysis suggested the nanostructure with wormhole-like disordered arrangement of super-micropores of ca. 1.4-1.68 nm width in these samples. The as-synthesized titania composites showed deep blue emissions at room temperature. On removal of the surfactants these materials showed very high surface areas (604-634 m(2) g(-1)) and good micropore volumes (0.26-0.29 cc g(-1)). (C) 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:chelating ligand; super-micropore; nanostructure materials; microporous TiO2
Subjects:Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
ID Code:6056
Deposited By:IoN
Deposited On:07 Sep 2009 11:15
Last Modified:07 Sep 2009 11:15

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