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TiO2 immobilized on Manihot carbon: optimal preparation and evaluation of its activity in the decomposition of indigo carmine.

Antonio-Cisneros CM, Dávila-Jiménez MM, Elizalde-González MP, García-Díaz E - Int J Mol Sci (2015)

Bottom Line: Applications of carbon-TiO2 materials have attracted attention in nanotechnology due to their synergic effects.The results indicated that it was possible to use Manihot residues and glycerol to prepare an anatase-containing material with a basic surface and a significant SBET value.The TiO2/carbon eliminated nearly 100% of the dye under UV irradiation using the optimal conditions found by a Taguchi L4 orthogonal array considering the specific surface, temperature and initial concentration.

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Affiliation: Centro de Química -ICUAP, Universidad Autónoma de Puebla Ciudad Universitaria, Edif. H103, Puebla 72570, Mexico.

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Applications of carbon-TiO2 materials have attracted attention in nanotechnology due to their synergic effects. We report the immobilization of TiO2 on carbon prepared from residues of the plant Manihot, commercial TiO2 and glycerol. The objective was to obtain a moderate loading of the anatase phase by preserving the carbonaceous external surface and micropores of the composite. Two preparation methods were compared, including mixing dry precursors and immobilization using a glycerol slurry. The evaluation of the micropore blocking was performed using nitrogen adsorption isotherms. The results indicated that it was possible to use Manihot residues and glycerol to prepare an anatase-containing material with a basic surface and a significant SBET value. The activities of the prepared materials were tested in a decomposition assay of indigo carmine. The TiO2/carbon eliminated nearly 100% of the dye under UV irradiation using the optimal conditions found by a Taguchi L4 orthogonal array considering the specific surface, temperature and initial concentration. The reaction was monitored by UV-Vis spectrophotometry and LC-ESI-(Qq)-TOF-MS, enabling the identification of some intermediates. No isatin-5-sulfonic acid was detected after a 60 min photocatalytic reaction, and three sulfonated aromatic amines, including 4-amino-3-hydroxybenzenesulfonic acid, 2-(2-amino-5-sulfophenyl)-2-oxoacetic acid and 2-amino-5-sulfobenzoic acid, were present in the reaction mixture.

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N2 adsorption (empty symbols) and desorption (filled symbols) isotherms at 77 K for (a) the materials prepared from dry mixtures of raw Manihot residues and TiO2 (variant (a) in Figure 1) and (b) Manihot carbon C800 (dp 0.25 mm) and the photocatalyst TiO2.
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ijms-16-01590-f002: N2 adsorption (empty symbols) and desorption (filled symbols) isotherms at 77 K for (a) the materials prepared from dry mixtures of raw Manihot residues and TiO2 (variant (a) in Figure 1) and (b) Manihot carbon C800 (dp 0.25 mm) and the photocatalyst TiO2.

Mentions: Figure 2a shows the nitrogen adsorption isotherms of the sieved samples of the MT, MT-W and MT-G composites prepared by dry mixing by variant (a), as shown in n Figure 1. As a reference, the N2 adsorption isotherms of the Manihot carbon C800 and commercial TiO2 are shown in Figure 2b. Table 1 lists the texture parameters of the precursors (TiO2 and Manihot) and the carbon obtained at 800 °C using the vascular system of the Manihot stems.


TiO2 immobilized on Manihot carbon: optimal preparation and evaluation of its activity in the decomposition of indigo carmine.

Antonio-Cisneros CM, Dávila-Jiménez MM, Elizalde-González MP, García-Díaz E - Int J Mol Sci (2015)

N2 adsorption (empty symbols) and desorption (filled symbols) isotherms at 77 K for (a) the materials prepared from dry mixtures of raw Manihot residues and TiO2 (variant (a) in Figure 1) and (b) Manihot carbon C800 (dp 0.25 mm) and the photocatalyst TiO2.
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ijms-16-01590-f002: N2 adsorption (empty symbols) and desorption (filled symbols) isotherms at 77 K for (a) the materials prepared from dry mixtures of raw Manihot residues and TiO2 (variant (a) in Figure 1) and (b) Manihot carbon C800 (dp 0.25 mm) and the photocatalyst TiO2.
Mentions: Figure 2a shows the nitrogen adsorption isotherms of the sieved samples of the MT, MT-W and MT-G composites prepared by dry mixing by variant (a), as shown in n Figure 1. As a reference, the N2 adsorption isotherms of the Manihot carbon C800 and commercial TiO2 are shown in Figure 2b. Table 1 lists the texture parameters of the precursors (TiO2 and Manihot) and the carbon obtained at 800 °C using the vascular system of the Manihot stems.

Bottom Line: Applications of carbon-TiO2 materials have attracted attention in nanotechnology due to their synergic effects.The results indicated that it was possible to use Manihot residues and glycerol to prepare an anatase-containing material with a basic surface and a significant SBET value.The TiO2/carbon eliminated nearly 100% of the dye under UV irradiation using the optimal conditions found by a Taguchi L4 orthogonal array considering the specific surface, temperature and initial concentration.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Centro de Química -ICUAP, Universidad Autónoma de Puebla Ciudad Universitaria, Edif. H103, Puebla 72570, Mexico.

ABSTRACT
Applications of carbon-TiO2 materials have attracted attention in nanotechnology due to their synergic effects. We report the immobilization of TiO2 on carbon prepared from residues of the plant Manihot, commercial TiO2 and glycerol. The objective was to obtain a moderate loading of the anatase phase by preserving the carbonaceous external surface and micropores of the composite. Two preparation methods were compared, including mixing dry precursors and immobilization using a glycerol slurry. The evaluation of the micropore blocking was performed using nitrogen adsorption isotherms. The results indicated that it was possible to use Manihot residues and glycerol to prepare an anatase-containing material with a basic surface and a significant SBET value. The activities of the prepared materials were tested in a decomposition assay of indigo carmine. The TiO2/carbon eliminated nearly 100% of the dye under UV irradiation using the optimal conditions found by a Taguchi L4 orthogonal array considering the specific surface, temperature and initial concentration. The reaction was monitored by UV-Vis spectrophotometry and LC-ESI-(Qq)-TOF-MS, enabling the identification of some intermediates. No isatin-5-sulfonic acid was detected after a 60 min photocatalytic reaction, and three sulfonated aromatic amines, including 4-amino-3-hydroxybenzenesulfonic acid, 2-(2-amino-5-sulfophenyl)-2-oxoacetic acid and 2-amino-5-sulfobenzoic acid, were present in the reaction mixture.

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