The photocatalytic performance of a series of fluorinated TiO2 samples (F for O molar substitution ranging from 0 to 1.5 at.%) synthesized by flame spray pyrolysis (FSP) in single step is examined in relation to the results of several complementary characterization techniques, including BET, XRD, XPS and UV-vis analyses. While the rate of photocatalytic hydroxyl radicals production increased when the photocatalyst contained small amounts of fluorine, the rate of formic acid mineralization was maximum with flame-made pure TiO2, showing an activity even better than that of P25 TiO2 in experiments performed in the presence of the same photocatalyst amount. However, the reaction rate decreased with increasing the nominal fluorine content of the materials, as expected for reactions occurring by direct interaction of the substrate with photoproduced holes. On the other hand, incident photon to current efficiency measurements evidenced that the presence of fluorine in the photocatalyst is beneficial, 0.29 at.% effective F for O substitution in TiO2 leading to the best performing photocatalyst powder, in line with previous results obtained in photocatalytic hydrogen production from methanol steam reforming with similarly FSP-prepared TiO2-based materials also containing platinum nanoparticles.

Photocatalytic activity of one step flame-made fluorine doped TiO2 / M.V. Dozzi, A. Zuliani, I. Grigioni, G.L. Chiarello, L. Meda, E. Selli. - In: APPLIED CATALYSIS A: GENERAL. - ISSN 0926-860X. - 521:suppl. 1(2016), pp. 220-226. [10.1016/j.apcata.2015.10.048]

Photocatalytic activity of one step flame-made fluorine doped TiO2

M.V. Dozzi
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I. Grigioni;G.L. Chiarello;E. Selli
2016

Abstract

The photocatalytic performance of a series of fluorinated TiO2 samples (F for O molar substitution ranging from 0 to 1.5 at.%) synthesized by flame spray pyrolysis (FSP) in single step is examined in relation to the results of several complementary characterization techniques, including BET, XRD, XPS and UV-vis analyses. While the rate of photocatalytic hydroxyl radicals production increased when the photocatalyst contained small amounts of fluorine, the rate of formic acid mineralization was maximum with flame-made pure TiO2, showing an activity even better than that of P25 TiO2 in experiments performed in the presence of the same photocatalyst amount. However, the reaction rate decreased with increasing the nominal fluorine content of the materials, as expected for reactions occurring by direct interaction of the substrate with photoproduced holes. On the other hand, incident photon to current efficiency measurements evidenced that the presence of fluorine in the photocatalyst is beneficial, 0.29 at.% effective F for O substitution in TiO2 leading to the best performing photocatalyst powder, in line with previous results obtained in photocatalytic hydrogen production from methanol steam reforming with similarly FSP-prepared TiO2-based materials also containing platinum nanoparticles.
photocatalysts; flame spray pyroysis; fluorinated TiO2; oxidation reactions; photocurrent measurements; incident photon to current efficiency
Settore CHIM/02 - Chimica Fisica
   Nuovi materiali fotocatalittici per la conversione di energia solare basati su etero giunzioni
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2016
4-nov-2015
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