标题：Wide spectral response and enhanced photocatalytic activity of TiO2continuous fibers modified with aminosilane coupling agents
作者：Bao, Nan ;Wu, Guolin ;Niu, Junjian ;Zhang, Qingzhe ;He, Sui ;Wang, Jin
作者机构：[Bao, Nan ;Wu, Guolin ;Niu, Junjian ;Zhang, Qingzhe ;He, Sui ] Shandong Key Laboratory of Water Pollution Control and Resource Reuse, School of Enviro 更多
来源：Journal of Alloys and Compounds
摘要：N-Si co-doped TiO2continuous fibers were prepared by a modified sol-gel method combined with centrifugal spinning. Three aminosilane coupling agents, namely γ-aminopropyltriethoxysilane (APTES), γ- aminopropyltrimethoxysilane (APTMS) and N-(2-aminoethyl)-3- aminopropyltriethoxysilane (AEAPTES), were selected as novel different Si and N dopants. The fibers were characterized by using X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), N2adsorption-desorption, and UV-vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS). The results indicated that Si and N were incorporated into the lattice of TiO2. Si doping enhances surface area, delays the phase transformation from anatase to rutile and improves the UV photocatalytic activity, while N doping improves visible light absorption. In the case of APTES as a modifier at a Si/Ti molar ratio of 0.15, TiO2fibers with a mixed crystalline phase at an anatase/rutile ratio of 77:23 and the largest Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) specific surface area were obtained at 900 C. It displayed the highest wide spectral responsive photoactivity, and the degradation rate of the azo dye reactive brilliant red X-3B in aqueous solution reached 96.6% for 90 min and 96.4% for 180 min under UV and visible light irradiation, respectively. In addition, the degradation efficiency was still maintained at >90% for 5 cycles. The resulting wide spectral responsive fibers possess enormous advantages in water treatment. © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.