We acknowledge Claudia Colombo for helpful discussions and the Degussa Company for providing TiO2 P25, and P90 photocatalysts. A.M.P. acknowledges the Spanish Secretaría de Estado de Universidades e Investigación del Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia for a Postdoctoral fellowship. We also acknowledge the EPSRC for financial support. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author.
Freestanding Polymer–Metal Oxide Nanocomposite Films for Light-Driven Oxygen Scavenging†
Article first published online: 16 AUG 2005
Copyright © 2005 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 17, Issue 19, pages 2365–2368, October, 2005
How to Cite
Peiró, A. M., Doyle, G., Mills, A. and Durrant, J. R. (2005), Freestanding Polymer–Metal Oxide Nanocomposite Films for Light-Driven Oxygen Scavenging. Adv. Mater., 17: 2365–2368. doi: 10.1002/adma.200500397
- Issue published online: 23 SEP 2005
- Article first published online: 16 AUG 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 19 MAY 2005
- Manuscript Received: 24 FEB 2005
- Electron transfer;
Freestanding films containing nanocrystalline TiO2 and a suitable electron donor embedded in a cellulose matrix deoxygenate a closed environment (see Figure) upon UV illumination as a result of the photocatalytic properties of TiO2. This opens up the potential use of semiconductor photocatalysis in active packaging to achieve light-driven deoxygenation of closed environments.