Advanced Materials

Highly Reactive Multilayer-Assembled TiO2 Coating on Electrospun Polymer Nanofibers

Authors

  • Jung Ah Lee,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies Massachusetts Institute of Technology 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 (USA)
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  • Kevin C. Krogman,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies Massachusetts Institute of Technology 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 (USA)
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  • Minglin Ma,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies Massachusetts Institute of Technology 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 (USA)
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  • Randal M. Hill,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies Massachusetts Institute of Technology 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 (USA)
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  • Paula T. Hammond,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemical Engineering Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies Massachusetts Institute of Technology 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 (USA)
    • Department of Chemical Engineering Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies Massachusetts Institute of Technology 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 (USA).
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  • Gregory C. Rutledge

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemical Engineering Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies Massachusetts Institute of Technology 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 (USA)
    • Department of Chemical Engineering Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies Massachusetts Institute of Technology 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 (USA).
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Abstract

Highly efficient photocatalytically active TiO2-coated polymer fibers are prepared using a facile and universal method involving layer-by-layer assembly of TiO2 nanoparticles and POSS molecules on various electrospun fibers. The TiO2-coated fibers display excellent photocatalytic properties in degradation of allyl alcohol under UV illumination, without degradation of substrates.

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