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Layered TiO2 Composed of Anatase Nanosheets with Exposed {001} Facets: Facile Synthesis and Enhanced Photocatalytic Activity

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  • Huan Yu,

    1. Key Laboratory for Advanced Material and Institute of Fine Chemicals, East China University of Science and Technology, 130 Meilong Road, Shanghai 200237 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 21-64252062
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  • Dr. Baozhu Tian,

    Corresponding author
    1. Key Laboratory for Advanced Material and Institute of Fine Chemicals, East China University of Science and Technology, 130 Meilong Road, Shanghai 200237 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 21-64252062
    • Key Laboratory for Advanced Material and Institute of Fine Chemicals, East China University of Science and Technology, 130 Meilong Road, Shanghai 200237 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 21-64252062
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  • Prof. Dr. Jinlong Zhang

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    1. Key Laboratory for Advanced Material and Institute of Fine Chemicals, East China University of Science and Technology, 130 Meilong Road, Shanghai 200237 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 21-64252062
    • Key Laboratory for Advanced Material and Institute of Fine Chemicals, East China University of Science and Technology, 130 Meilong Road, Shanghai 200237 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 21-64252062
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Abstract

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Layered TiO2composed of nanosheets with exposed {001} facets were synthesized by using in situ generated BF4 and PrO as morphology-controlling agents (see scheme). The obtained layered TiO2 with reactive {001} facets shows excellent photocatalytic activity, resulting from the synergetic effects of the layered structures and the {001} facet-dominated nanosheets.

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