Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2011, Vol. 27 ›› Issue (08): 1996-2000.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB20110805

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Preparation of One-Dimensional Titanate Nanomaterials Using Different Titania Sources

LI Xue-Fei, ZHAO Yun, JIAO Qing-Ze, LI Han-Sheng, WU Hong-Yu, LIU Hong-Bo, CUI Wen-Jia   

  1. School of Chemical Engineering and Environment, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, P. R. China
  • Received:2011-03-01 Revised:2011-05-27 Published:2011-07-19
  • Contact: JIAO Qing-Ze
  • Supported by:

    The project was supported by the Basic Research Foundation of Beijing Institute of Technology, China (20070542001).


One-dimensional titanate nanomaterials were synthesized by a hydrothermal reaction using different titania sources. The morphology and crystal structure of the one-dimensional titanate nanomaterials were greatly affected by the primary particle size and crystal structure of the starting materials. The smaller initial particle size of the reactant led to a faster phase transformation of the products. The pure anatase titania favored the formation of titanate nanotubes, while the mixture of anatase titania and a small amount of rutile titania as a starting material favored the further transformation of nanotubes to nanowires or nanoribbons and promoted the phase transformation.

Key words: Titanate, One-dimensional nanomaterials, TiO2, Hydrothermal method, Morphology, Crystal structure


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