Tin oxide-surface modified anatase titanium(IV) dioxide with enhanced UV-light photocatalytic activity

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Fujishima, Musashi
Jin, Qiliang
Yamamoto, Hironori
Tada, Hiroaki
Nolan, Michael
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[Sn(acac)(2)]Cl-2 is chemisorbed on the surfaces of anatase TiO2 via ion-exchange between the complex ions and H+ released from the surface Ti-OH groups without liberation of the acetylacetonate ligand (Sn(acac)(2)/TiO2). The post-heating at 873 K in air forms tin oxide species on the TiO2 surface in a highly dispersed state on a molecular scale ((SnO2)(m)/TiO2). A low level of this p block metal oxide surface modification (similar to 0.007 Sn ions nm(-2)) accelerates the UV-light-activities for the liquid- and gas-phase reactions, whereas in contrast to the surface modification with d block metal oxides such as FeOx and NiO, no visible-light response is induced. Electrochemical measurements and first principles density functional theory (DFT) calculations for (SnO2)(m)/TiO2 model clusters (m = 1, 2) indicate that the bulk (TiO2)-to-surface interfacial electron transfer (BS-IET) enhances charge separation and the following electron transfer to O-2 to increase the photocatalytic activity.
Bilayer-type photocatalyst , Augmented-wave method , TIO2 photocatalysis , Film photocatalyst , Organic compounds , Plus U , Oxidation , Nanoparticles , Acetaldehyde , Degradation
Fujishima, M., Jin, Q., Yamamoto, H., Tada, H. and Nolan, M. (2012) 'Tin oxide-surface modified anatase titanium(iv) dioxide with enhanced UV-light photocatalytic activity', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 14(2), pp. 705-711. doi: 10.1039/c1cp22708d
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© the Owner Societies 2012; Published by Royal Society of Chemistry. This is the Submitted Manuscript version of a published work that appeared in final form in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. To access the final published version of record, see http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlepdf/2012/cp/c1cp22708d