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Mesoporous Titanium Dioxide: Synthesis and Applications in Photocatalysis, Energy and Biology

by Ben Niu 1, Xin Wang 1,*, Kai Wu 1, Xianru He 1,* and Rui Zhang 2,*
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School of Materials Science and Engineering, Energy Polymer Research Center, Southwest Petroleum University, 8 Xindu Avenue, Chengdu 610500, China
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Institute für Physik, Universität Rostock, Albert-Einstein-Str. 23–24, 18051 Rostock, Germany
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Materials 2018, 11(10), 1910; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma11101910
Received: 10 August 2018 / Revised: 19 September 2018 / Accepted: 25 September 2018 / Published: 9 October 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Hybrid Materials: New Synthetic Methods)
Mesoporous materials are materials with high surface area and intrinsic porosity, and therefore have attracted great research interest due to these unique structures. Mesoporous titanium dioxide (TiO2) is one of the most widely studied mesoporous materials given its special characters and enormous applications. In this article, we highlight the significant work on mesoporous TiO2 including syntheses and applications, particularly in the field of photocatalysis, energy and biology. Different synthesis methods of mesoporous TiO2—including sol–gel, hydrothermal, solvothermal method, and other template methods—are covered and compared. The applications in photocatalysis, new energy batteries and in biological fields are demonstrated. New research directions and significant challenges of mesoporous TiO2 are also discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: mesoporous titanium dioxide; hybrid material; synthesis; application mesoporous titanium dioxide; hybrid material; synthesis; application
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Niu, B.; Wang, X.; Wu, K.; He, X.; Zhang, R. Mesoporous Titanium Dioxide: Synthesis and Applications in Photocatalysis, Energy and Biology. Materials 2018, 11, 1910.

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