Insights into a selective synthesis of anatase, rutile, and brookite-type titanium dioxides by a hydrothermal treatment of titanium complexes

Mitsuru Yoshizawa, Makoto Kobayashi, Valery Petrykin, Hideki Kato, Masato Kakihana

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Abstract

Novel water-soluble titanium complexes coordinated by hydroxycarboxylic acids or amines were developed, and the hydrothermal treatment of the new complexes was carried out to elucidate the formation mechanism of the titania polymorphs including rutile, anatase, and brookite. An empirical relationship among the crystal structure of TiO2, the ligand, and the complex structure was found. Anatase, rutile, or a mixture of both was obtained by the hydrothermal treatment of the complexes coordinated by hydroxycarboxylic acids. The structure of complexes prepared using hydroxycarboxylic acids, which have one hydroxyl and one carboxylic groups, seems to be preferable for the formation of rutile. It was also found that the hydrothermal treatment of titanium complexes coordinated by amine with NAc2 structure resulted in the formation of brookite. Thus, the effect of ligand and complex structure on the crystal structure of TiO2 synthesized by the hydrothermal treatment of the complexes was proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-97
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Materials Research
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Chemical synthesis
  • Hydrothermal
  • Ti

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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