Special Issue "Titania-Based Hybrid Materials for Photocatalytic and Environmental Applications"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Katarzyna Siwińska-Ciesielczyk
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Faculty of Chemical Technology, Institute of Chemical Technology and Engineering, Poznan University of Technology, Berdychowo 4, PL-60965 Poznan, Poland
Interests: titanium dioxide, titania-based multicomponent oxide and hybrid systems, surface chemistry, inorganic pigments, photocatalysts, photocatalysis, electrode materials, environmental protection.
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Dr. Agnieszka Kołodziejczak-Radzimska
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Faculty of Chemical Technology, Institute of Chemical Technology and Engineering, Poznan University of Technology, Berdychowo 4, PL-60965 Poznan, Poland
Interests: inorganic materials (synthesis and characterization), immobilization of enzymes, catalysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

During the last few years, there has been a dynamic increase of interest in studies focused on the selection of appropriate synthesis or modification methods of titanium dioxide. Moreover, the selection of proper components which, together with TiO2, form multifunctional hybrid materials with strictly defined physicochemical properties is  crucial for the production of the next generation of such type of materials (photocatalysts, biocides, or electrode materials). The development of methods for obtaining modified forms of TiO2 is very complex and requires several complicated experimental procedures. Furthermore, this great challenge allows to assess the possibility of controlling the physicochemical and structural properties of hybrid materials directly during their synthesis and of determining the mechanisms of interactions at the TiO2–second component interface. Additionally, a key element is to understand the effect of the addition of an appropriate component on the properties exhibited by the synthesized hybrid material. The idea to search for TiO2 combinations with other materials is of high importance, especially because of the growing demand for active photocatalysts, in particular, those operating in visible light, as well as for efficient electrode materials used as substitutes for common carbon precursors. Thus, this Special Issue focuses on recent advances in titania-based hybrids synthesis, functionalization, and application.

Proposed topics of this Special Issue are:

  • synthesis of multifunctional, hybrid oxide materials containing titanium dioxide
  • surface treatment and enhancment of titania properties (modification/grafting/ doping/immobilization)
  • surface chemistry and functionality
  • physicochemical characterization of titania-based materials
  • applications of titania-based materials in electrochemistry
  • applications of titania-based oxide and hybrid materials in environmental protection—catalytic (e.g., photocatalytic) degradation of harmful inorganic and/or organic pollutants.

Dr. Katarzyna Siwińska-Ciesielczyk
Dr. Agnieszka Kołodziejczak-Radzimska
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • titanium dioxide
  • oxide and hybrid materials
  • synthesis methods of titania
  • surface chemistry
  • morphological and chemical modification
  • characterization techniques
  • photocatalyst and photocatalysis
  • antibacterial protection
  • environmental protection
  • electrochemistry

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The Impact of the Vanadium Oxide Addition on the Physicochemical Performance Stability and Intercalation of Lithium Ions of the TiO2-rGO-electrode in Lithium Ion Batteries
Materials 2020, 13(4), 1018; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13041018 - 24 Feb 2020
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This work determines the effect of the addition of various amounts of vanadium oxide on the work of a cell built from a hybrid VxOy-TiO2-rGO system in a lithium-ion cell. Moreover, a new method based on solvothermal [...] Read more.
This work determines the effect of the addition of various amounts of vanadium oxide on the work of a cell built from a hybrid VxOy-TiO2-rGO system in a lithium-ion cell. Moreover, a new method based on solvothermal chemistry is proposed for the creation of a new type of composite material combining reduced graphene, vanadium oxide and crystalline anatase. The satisfactory electrochemical properties of VxOy-TiO2-rGO hybrids can be attributed to the perfect matching of the morphology and structure of VxOy-TiO2 and rGO. In addition, it is also responsible for the partial transfer of electrons from rGO to VxOy-TiO2, which increases the synergistic interaction of the VxOy-TiO2-rGO hybrid to the reversible storage of lithium. In addition a full cell was created LiFePO4/VxOy-TiO2-rGO. The cell showed good cyclability while providing a capacity of 120 mAh g−1. Full article
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