Shape control of anatase TiO2 nanoparticles by amino acids in a gel-sol system

Kiyoshi Kanie, Tadao Sugimoto

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Ellipsoidal anatase TiO2 nanoparticles of different aspect ratios were obtained by the gel-sol method in the presence of amino acids in which the resulting particles were basically single crystals, but highly rough surfaces or partly polycrystalline structures were observed with a high concentration of glutamic acid or aspartic acid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1584-1585
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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