A New Electrochemical Method to Prepare Mesoporous Titanium(IV) Oxide Photocatalyst Fixed on Alumite Substrate

Yasumichi Matsumoto, Yoshie Ishikawa, Minoru Nishida, Seiichiro Ii

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Abstract

A TiO2 film was deposited onto alumite using an electrochemical technique, where the initial electrodeposition was carried out by ac electrolysis in (NH4)2[TiO(C2O4)2] solution, followed by pulse electrolysis in TiCl3. This is a new method to prepare a mesoporous TiO2 photocatalyst film consisting of nanosized particles and to directly fix them onto the alumite substrate (Al/Al2O3). The sizes of the TiO2 particles in the prepared film were about 5 nm, and they consisted of mixtures of the anatase, rutile, and amorphous phases. This film had a high catalytic activity for the decomposition of acetaldehyde even under fluorescent lamp illumination. Moreover, the preparation cost is very low compared with other methods. Therefore, the prepared Al/Al2O3/ TiO2 plate is very useful for the practical photodecomposition of chemical contaminants in the atmosphere. The mechanisms of the TiO2 deposition and the photocatalysis are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4204-4209
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Volume104
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - May 4 2000
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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