Nanostructured polymer–titanium composites and titanium oxide through polymer swelling in titania precursor

Abstract

Polymer (XAD7HP)/Ti nanocomposites were prepared through the swelling of polymer in titanium (IV) ethoxide as a titanium dioxide precursor. The nanocomposite beads exhibit relatively high porosity different than the porosity of the initial polymer. Thermal treatment of composite particles up to 200 °C in vacuum causes the change of their internal structure. At higher temperature, the components of composite become more tightly packed. Calcination at 600 °C and total removal of polymer produce spherically shaped TiO2 condensed phase as determined by XRD. Thermally treated composites show the substantial change of pore dimensions within microand mesopores. The presence of micropores and their transformation during thermal processing was studied successfully by positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy (PALS). The results derived from PALS experiment were compared with those obtaining from low-temperature nitrogen adsorption data.

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@inproceedings{Kierys2013NanostructuredPC, title={Nanostructured polymer–titanium composites and titanium oxide through polymer swelling in titania precursor}, author={Agnieszka Kierys and Radoslaw Zaleski and Waldemar Buda and Stanislaw Pikus and M. Dziadosz and Jacek Goworek}, year={2013} }