Rare Metals

, Volume 38, Issue 4, pp 287–291 | Cite as

Synthesis of anatase TiO2 with exposed {001} and {101} facets and photocatalytic activity

  • Jia Sun
  • Ming ZhangEmail author
  • Zhi-Feng Wang
  • Hai-Yan Chen
  • Ye Chen
  • Naoya Murakami
  • Teruhisa Ohno


Anatase titanium(IV) oxide (TiO2) particles with exposed {001} and {101} facets were prepared by hydrothermal treatment of amorphous TiO2 with H2O2–NH3 solution. Crystal phase, shape, and size of TiO2 particles are found to be greatly dependent on the ratio of H2O2–NH3 solution. The prepared TiO2 particles with specific exposed crystal faces show higher photocatalytic activity for acetaldehyde decomposition than commercial spherical TiO2 particles. This result implies that recombination is prevented by spatial separation of redox sites in the particles because of selective migration of electrons and positive holes to specific exposed crystal faces and/or different reactivity of electrons and positive holes on the specific exposed crystal face.


Anatase {001} and {101} facets H2O2–NH3 



This work was financially supported by the Programs of Japan Science and Technology Agency: Promoting Individual Research to Nature the Seeds of Future Innovation and Organizing the Unique and Innovative Network, and Advanced Catalytic Transformation Program for Carbon Utilization.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jia Sun
    • 1
    • 4
  • Ming Zhang
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Zhi-Feng Wang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Hai-Yan Chen
    • 1
    • 3
  • Ye Chen
    • 1
    • 4
  • Naoya Murakami
    • 4
  • Teruhisa Ohno
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.School of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringYangzhou UniversityYangzhouChina
  2. 2.Testing CenterYangzhou UniversityYangzhouChina
  3. 3.Department of Chemical EngineeringYangzhou Polytechnic InstituteYangzhouChina
  4. 4.Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of EngineeringKyushu Institute of TechnologyKitakyushuJapan
  5. 5.Japan Science and Technology AgencySaitamaJapan

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