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Title: Facile preparation of anatase/SiO2 spherical nanocomposites and their application in self-cleaning textiles
Authors: Qi, K
Chen, X
Liu, Y
Xin, JH 
Mak, CL 
Daoud, WA
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Source: Journal of materials chemistry, 2007, v. 17, no. 33, p. 3504-3508 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of materials chemistry 
Abstract: Anatase TiO2/SiO2 nanocomposites were prepared by a sol-gel process at a low temperature. The structural properties of these as-prepared nanocomposites were characterized with scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD), showing that TiO2 nanoparticles were deposited on the surface of SiO2 spheres. The spherical TiO 2/SiO2 nanocomposites were coated onto cotton fabrics by a simple dip-pad-dry-cure process. The treated cotton fabrics demonstrated higher photocatalytic activity in comparison to pure TiO2 treated cotton fabrics in a typical photocatalytic test using a model compound of Neolan Blue 2G dye. Our results demonstrate that this composite material is a step towards better self-cleaning performance of textile materials.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/10033
ISSN: 0959-9428
EISSN: 1364-5501
DOI: 10.1039/b702887c
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