Cellulose‐nanowhisker‐templated synthesis of titanium dioxide/cellulose nanomaterials with promising photocatalytic abilities

@inproceedings{Liu2012CellulosenanowhiskertemplatedSO,
  title={Cellulose‐nanowhisker‐templated synthesis of titanium dioxide/cellulose nanomaterials with promising photocatalytic abilities},
  author={Shilin Liu and Dandan Tao and Huiyu Bai and Xiaoya Liu},
  year={2012}
}
By using native cellulose nanowhiskers as green templates, we prepared TiO2/cellulose nanomaterials via a sol–gel process from the hydrolysis of Ti(OC2H5)4. The structures and properties of the composite nanoparticles were characterized with X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, thermogravimetric analysis, ultraviolet–visible spectroscopy, and photocatalytic degradation tests. The TiO2/cellulose nanoparticles with low loadings of TiO2 nanoparticles exhibited obvious quantum size… CONTINUE READING