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Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society (BKCS)

ISSN 0253-2964(Print)
ISSN 1229-5949(Online)
Volume 23, Number 3
BKCSDE 23(3)
March 20, 2002 

A New Nanohybrid Photocatalyst between Anatase (TiO2) and Layered Titanate
Hyun-Cheol Lee, Hyun Jung, Jae-Min Oh, Jin-Ho Choy
TiO2-pillared titanate, Anatase, Photocatalyst, Porous materials.
A new microporous TiO2-pillared layered titanate has been successfully prepared by hybridizing the exfoliated titanate with the anatase TiO2 nano-sol. According to the X-ray diffraction analysis and N2 adsorption-desorption isotherms, the TiO2-pillared layered titanate showed a pillar height of ~2 nm with a high surface area of ~460 m 2 /g and a pore size of ~0.95 nm, indicating that a microporous pillar structure is formed. Its photocatalytic activity was evaluated by measuring the photodegradation rate of 4-chlorophenol during irradiation of catalyst suspensions in an aqueous solution. An enhancement in activity of ca. 170% was obtained for TiO2-pillared layered titanate compared to that of the pristine compound such as layered cesium titanate.
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