Takashi Kamegawa

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Silica supported amine materials are promising compositions that can be used to effectively remove CO(2) from large stationary sources, such as flue gas generated from coal-fired power plants (ca. 10 % CO(2)) and potentially from ambient air (ca. 400 ppm CO(2)). The CO(2) adsorption characteristics of prototypical poly(ethyleneimine)-silica composite(More)
Hydrophobic Y-zeolite (SiO2/Al2O3 = 810) and TiO2 composite photocatalysts were designed by using two different types of TiO2 precursors, i.e., titanium ammonium oxalate and ammonium hexafluorotitanate. The porous structure, surface property and state of TiO2 were investigated by various characterization techniques. By using an ammonium hexafluorotitanate(More)
Silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) of various colors were synthesized within the mesopore structure of SBA-15 by using microwave-assisted alcohol reduction. The charge density is partially localized on the surface of these Ag NPs owing to localized surface plasmon resonance. This charge localization results in them having enhanced catalytic activity under(More)
Superhydrophobic surfaces with photocatalytic self-cleaning properties are designed through coating a nanocomposite TiO(2) photocatalyst and hydrophobic polytetrafluoroethylene onto a structured substrate by applying a co-deposition technique. This coating realizes adequate photocatalytic activity for self-cleaning and inducing unique surface wettability(More)
The CO(2) adsorption characteristics of prototypical poly(ethyleneimine)/silica composite adsorbents can be drastically enhanced by altering the acid/base properties of the oxide support via incorporation of Zr into the silica support. Introduction of an optimal amount of Zr resulted in a significant improvement in the CO(2) capacity and amine efficiency(More)
In the past decades, various photocatalysts such as TiO2, transition-metal-oxide moieties within cavities and frameworks, or metal complexes have attracted considerable attention in light-excited catalytic processes. Owing to high surface areas, transparency to UV and visible light as well as easily modified surfaces, mesoporous silica-based materials have(More)
Visible light-sensitive photocatalysts were designed by the surface modification of TiO(2) using hydroxynaphthalenes, i.e., mono- and dihydroxy derivatives of naphthalene, via formation of surface complexes. The differences in the coordination ability on TiO(2) were confirmed depending on the numbers and substitution patterns of hydroxy groups. The(More)
Unique inorganic-organic hybrid mesoporous materials incorporating arenetricarbonyl complexes [-C6H4M(CO)3-] (M = Cr, Mo) within their mesoporous frameworks have been successfully prepared by a simple CVD treatment of the phenylene-bridged organosilica mesoporous materials with metal hexacarbonyls [M(CO)6] (M = Cr, Mo). FT-IR and UV-vis investigations(More)