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

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GIR-QUESCAT-Departamento de Química Inorgánica, Universidad de Salamanca, 37008 Salamanca, Spain
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INAMAT-Departamento de Ciencias, Universidad Pública de Navarra, 31006 Pamplona, Spain
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ChemEngineering 2018, 2(2), 22; https://doi.org/10.3390/chemengineering2020022
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)
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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