Direct experimental evidence of the higher concentration of hydroxyl radicals generated on fluorinated titanium dioxide (F - TiO2) under irradiation was obtained by spin-trapping EPR measurements. The faster photoinduced bleaching of the azo dye Acid Red 1 (AR1) observed in the presence of F - TiO2 was explained by the high affinity of the azo double bond towards OH radicals. Moreover, the pronounced decrease of the AR1 bleaching rate by addition of 2-propanol, as hydroxyl radicals scavenger, on F - TiO2 and not on naked TiO2 demonstrated that on fluorinated titania AR1 is mainly degraded via OH radical attack.
|Titolo:||Enhanced photocatalytic formation of hydroxyl radicals on fluorinated TiO2|
|Autori interni:||SELLI, ELENA (Ultimo)|
MROWETZ, MARTA (Primo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/02 - Chimica Fisica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2005|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1039/b500194c|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|