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Photodegradation of 1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene on Montmorillonite–TiO2 Nanocomposites

GIR-QUESCAT-Departamento de Química Inorgánica, Universidad de Salamanca, 37008 Salamanca, Spain
INAMAT-Departamento de Ciencias, Universidad Pública de Navarra, 31006 Pamplona, Spain
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ChemEngineering 2018, 2(2), 22;
Received: 17 April 2018 / Revised: 11 May 2018 / Accepted: 15 May 2018 / Published: 17 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Heterogeneous Photocatalysis and Photocatalytic Nanomaterials)
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Montmorillonite–TiO2 nanocomposites were prepared using two different methods (ultrasonic or stirring) and using titanium(IV) isopropoxide as precursor. The solids were characterized by element chemical analysis, X-ray diffraction, FTIR spectroscopy, thermal analyses, and nitrogen adsorption. The evolution of the properties as a function of the preparation method was discussed. These nanocomposites were used as catalysts for the photodegradation of 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene. The degradation pathway and the nature of the by–products were investigated by mass spectrometry. View Full-Text
Keywords: nanocomposites; montmorillonite; TiO2; 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene; photocatalytic degradation nanocomposites; montmorillonite; TiO2; 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene; photocatalytic degradation

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González, B.; Muñoz, B.; Vicente, M.A.; Trujillano, R.; Rives, V.; Gil, A.; Korili, S. Photodegradation of 1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene on Montmorillonite–TiO2 Nanocomposites. ChemEngineering 2018, 2, 22.

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