Titanium(IV) acetylacetonate xerogels for processing titania films

A thermoanalytical study
  • Ilona Oja Acik
  • J. Madarász
  • M. Krunks
  • K. Tõnsuaadu
  • G. Pokol
  • L. Niinistö


Thermal decomposition of dried crystalline powder obtained from titanium(IV) bis(acetylacetonate) diisopropoxide (75% solution in 2-propanol) (1) was monitored by simultaneous TG/DTA, EGA-FTIR and EGA-MS measurements and the results were compared with those of amorphous powder obtained by gelling of acetylacetonate-modified titanium(IV) tetra-isopropoxide at molar ratio of 1:2 in boiling 2-methoxyethanol (2). Thermal degradation of 1 in the temperature range of 25–700°C consists of 5 steps with a total mass loss of 62.5%. EGA by FTIR and MS revealed the release of H2O below 120°C; followed by an intensive evolution of acetylacetone around 245°C. The release of acetone and acetic acid occurs up to 270°C and that of CO and CO2 up to 530°C.


EGA by FTIR and MS sol-gel titania processing Ti(IV)-acac xerogel 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ilona Oja Acik
    • 1
  • J. Madarász
    • 2
  • M. Krunks
    • 1
  • K. Tõnsuaadu
    • 1
  • G. Pokol
    • 2
  • L. Niinistö
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Chemistry and Materials TechnologyTallinn University of TechnologyTallinnEstonia
  2. 2.Department of Inorganic and Analytical ChemistryBudapest University of Technology and EconomicsBudapestHungary
  3. 3.Laboratory of Inorganic and Analytical ChemistryHelsinki University of TechnologyEspooFinland

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