Special Issue "Titania-Based Hybrid Materials for Photocatalytic and Environmental Applications"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021.
Interests: titanium dioxide, titania-based multicomponent oxide and hybrid systems, surface chemistry, inorganic pigments, photocatalysts, photocatalysis, electrode materials, environmental protection.
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Interests: inorganic materials (synthesis and characterization), immobilization of enzymes, catalysis
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
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- 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