Size-, mass-, and density-controlled preparation of TiO2 nanoparticles in a spherical coordination template

Tatsuya Ichijo, Sota Sato, Makoto Fujita

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    TiO2 nanoparticles were prepared with strict control of the size, molecular mass (PDI = 1.02), and mass density by hydrolyzing a precursor, Ti(acac)2(biphen), in the presence of a well-defined hollow Pd 12L24 spherical endotemplate. The formation of highly monodisperse TiO2 nanoparticles was confirmed by 1H NMR spectroscopy, MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry, transmission electron microscopy, and atomic force microscopy. The template was easily removed by treating the sphere with a metal scavenger followed by calcination to give crystalline TiO 2 nanoparticles (2.0 ± 0.2 nm in diameter), which showed photocatalytic activity.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)6786-6789
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
    Issue number18
    Publication statusPublished - 2013 May 8

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Catalysis
    • Chemistry(all)
    • Biochemistry
    • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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