Carbon/TiO2 Prepared from Anatase to Pitch and their Photocatalytic Performance

• Journal title : Carbon letters
• Volume 8, Issue 1,  2007, pp.6-11
• Publisher : Korean Carbon Society
• DOI : 10.5714/CL.2007.8.1.006
Title & Authors
Carbon/TiO2 Prepared from Anatase to Pitch and their Photocatalytic Performance
Chen, Ming-Liang; Ko, Young-Shin; Oh, Won-Chun;

Abstract
Carbon/$\small{TiO_2}$ composites were prepared by $\small{CCl_4}$ solvent mixing method with different mixing ratios. Since the carbon layers derived from pitch on the $\small{TiO_2}$ particles were porous, the Carbon/$\small{TiO_2}$ composite series showed a good adsorptivity and photo decomposition activity. The BET surface area for the carbon layer in the sample increases to increasing with pitch contents. The SEM results present to the characterization of porous texture on the Carbon/$\small{TiO_2}$ composite and pitch distributions on the surfaces for all the materials used. From XRD data, a weak and broad carbon peak of graphene with pristine anatase peaks were observed in the X-ray diffraction patterns for the Carbon/$\small{TiO_2}$. The EDX spectra show the presence of C, O and S with strong Ti peaks. Most of these samples are richer in carbon and major Ti metal than any other elements. Finally, the excellent photocatalytic activity of Carbon/$\small{TiO_2}$ with slope relationship between relative concentration (C/$\small{C_0}$) of MB and t could be attributed to the homogeneous coated pitch on the external surface by $\small{CCl_4}$ solvent method.
Keywords
Carbon;$\small{TiO_2}$;BET;SEM;XRD;EDX;Photocatalytic activity;
Language
English
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