Functional carbon nanofibers with semi-embedded titanium oxide particles via electrospinning

Chang, G, Ullah, W, Hu, Y, Lin, L, Wang, X and Li, C 2018, 'Functional carbon nanofibers with semi-embedded titanium oxide particles via electrospinning', Macromolecular Rapid Communications, vol. 39, pp. 1-5.


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Title Functional carbon nanofibers with semi-embedded titanium oxide particles via electrospinning
Author(s) Chang, G
Ullah, W
Hu, Y
Lin, L
Wang, X
Li, C
Year 2018
Journal name Macromolecular Rapid Communications
Volume number 39
Start page 1
End page 5
Total pages 5
Publisher Wiley
Abstract The formulation of optoelectronic components into 1D nanostructures allows the promotion of new materials with multifunctionalities. In this work, it is demonstrated that new synthesis of photocatalytic carbon nanofiber decorated with semi‐embedded titanium oxide (TiO2), namely, TiO2@carbon fiber, is conveniently accessed through the electrospinning of polyacrylonitrile polymer and TiO2 particle comixture, and then followed by photon‐activated self‐erosion to expose the embedded TiO2 and carbonization. The hybrid nanofibers are characterized by field emission scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and X‐ray diffraction analysis. Furthermore, the photocatalytic activities of the resultant fibers are tested with photodegradation of Rhodamine B in aqueous solution, which reveals that the carbon nanofiber with semi‐embedded TiO2 drastically improved catalytic efficiency and recyclability, comparing to those fibers without or with embedded TiO2.
Subject Nanochemistry and Supramolecular Chemistry
Polymerisation Mechanisms
Synthesis of Materials
Keyword(s) Carbon
Electrospinning
Nanofibers
Photocatalysts
TiO 2
DOI - identifier 10.1002/marc.201800102
Copyright notice © 2018 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim
ISSN 1022-1336
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