Preparation and photocatalytic activity of TiO2 powder codoped with iron and nitrogen
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Using TiCl4 as the titanium source, nanoparticles of TiO2 doped with nitrogen (N-TiO2) were synthesized by triethylamine. TiO2 powder codoped with iron and nitrogen (Fe/N-TiO2) were prepared by adsorption-deposition of Fe3+ on N-TiO2 and calcining at 400 degrees C for 2 h. From the XPS results for N1s binding energy at 399.6 eV and 396.6 eV, it is proposed that the partial N atoms as substitution atoms replace for O atoms in TiO2 lattice. The onset of the absorption spectrum of Fe/N-TiO2 has a 45 nm red-shift compared with that of TiO2. The results of photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue solution indicate that Fe/N-TiO2 (0.45% Fe3+) has a higher activity. Its photocatalytic activity is about 2 times as high as that of pure TiO2 under UV-light, and 3 times under sunlight. Doping of nitrogen in TiO2 enhances photoresponse in visible light region and doping of Fe3+ reduces the recombination of electrons and holes. Both of the above effects are beneficial for improving the performances of Fe/N-TiO2 photocatalyst.
CitationCHINESE JOURNAL OF INORGANIC CHEMISTRY，2007,23（4）：738-742