Biomass-derived porous ZrTiO4 nanotubes with controlled wall-thickness for enhanced photocatalytic activity
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We present a novel and facile fabrication of wall-thickness controlled ZrTiO4 nanotubes (ZTNTs) using bacterial cellulose (BC) as a template. Unique porous thin-walls and interconnected channels within ZTNTs contribute a lot to the enhanced photodegradation activity. The roles of the wall-thicknesses in physicochemical properties as well as photocatalytic activities were careful investigated which might extend the synthesis of other nanotubes with higher catalytic performance.
KeywordsZrTiO4 Porous nanotubes Biomass template Interconnected channels Photocatalysis
This work was financially supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (21805015), Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province (BK20180962), and Natural Science Foundation of the Higher Education Institutions of Jiangsu Province (17KJB150001).
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