Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 45, Issue 1, pp 275–278 | Cite as

Synthesis and photocatalytic activity of mesoporous titania with wormhole-like framework structure consisted of TiO2(B)

  • Teruhisa HongoEmail author
  • Atsushi Yamazaki


Since the discovery of ordered mesoporous silica materials (e.g. MCM-41) in early 1990s [1, 2, 3], they have attracted considerable attention due to their high specific surface area and possible applications as adsorbent, catalyst, optical materials, sensors, and separatory materials [3, 4, 5]. A wide range of mesoporous silica materials have been prepared using the structure-directing functions of electrostatic, hydrogen-bonding, and van der Waals interactions. Recently, many efforts have been taken to synthesize ordered mesoporous transition metal oxides for their enormous potential that is not possessed by silica in the fields of electromagnetic, photoelectronics, catalysis, etc. [6, 7, 8].

Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is a really interesting material because of its numerous applications, for example, photocatalysis and catalyst support. There are eight polymorphs of titania [9]. Among them, only anatase and rutile are practical applications, because they are stable under...


TiO2 Photocatalytic Activity Ethoxide Average Pore Size High Photocatalytic Activity 



The authors are grateful to Shinpei Enomoto for help with TEM observations.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Materials and Life Science, Faculty of Science and TechnologySeikei UniversityMusashino, TokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Resources and Environmental Engineering, School of Creative Science and EngineeringWaseda UniversityShinjuku, TokyoJapan

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