One-step synthesis of TiO2(B) nanoparticles from a water-soluble titanium complex

Makoto Kobayashi, Valery V. Petrykin, Masato Kakihana, Koji Tomita, Masahiro Yoshimura

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We report the first successful synthesis of TiO2(B) nanoparticles by a one-step hydrothermal process. The process was performed under acidic conditions in a 0.59 M H2SO4 solution at 160°C for 24 h or at 200°C for 6 h using a titanium metal complex with glycolic acid. The prepared nanoparticles were characterized by XRD, Raman spectroscopy, and TEM. TiO2(B) is a metastable phase and is one of the most intriguing forms of titanium oxide. All synthesis methods for TiO 2(B) reported to date have required a multistep process involving solid-state synthesis of an alkali metal titanate, an ion-exchange reaction, and gentle dehydration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5373-5376
Number of pages4
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Oct 30
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Chemistry


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