Thermal decomposition of bimetallic titanium complexes: A new method for synthesizing doped titanium nano-sized catalysts and photocatalytic application.

Author(s) Absalan, Y.; Ryabov, M.A.; Kovalchukova, O.V.
Journal Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl
Date Published 2019 Apr
Abstract

In this study, synthesis of bimetallic (Co, Mn, and Ni) complexes of salicylic acid (L) and 1,2 dihydroxybenzene (L) based on titanium(IV) were investigated, then the samples were decomposed by thermal method to obtain MTiO nanoparticles (M = Ni, Co, and Mn). The samples in complexes mode were analyzed by UV-Vis (200-800 nm), FT-IR (4000-400 Cm), CHN analysis and the structure of the bimetallic compounds also were investigated by the Quantum-chemical modelling. In addition, the samples in nanoparticles mode were studied by thermal analysis (to obtain DTA curves), XRD, FESEM image and EDX analyzing. BET surface analysis was carried out to analyze active surface, pore diameter and porosity of the MTiO nanoparticles. Based on the results, obtained samples as catalysts were able to absorb not just UV but also visible light. Catalysts were able to degrade bromophenol blue as a harmful organic substance under UV and visible lights, although, this ability was more significant when the samples were used under visible light.

DOI 10.1016/j.msec.2018.12.077
ISSN 1873-0191
Citation Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl. 2019;97:813826.

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