Titanium dioxide was prepared using titanium-based metal–organic framework (MOF) i.e., NH2-MIL-125(Ti) as a metal precursor. NH2-MIL-125(Ti) was synthesized then calcined at 400 °C, 500 °C, 550 °C, and 600 °C. The properties of NH2-MIL-125(Ti) and produced TiO2 were investigated using various techniques, including powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD), Brunauer–Emmett–Teller (BET), and UV–visible diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (UV–Vis DRS). A scanning electron microscopy (SEM) was used to observe surface morphology and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) to analyze elemental composition of prepared samples. PXRD pattern confirms TiO2 anatase phase formation when Ti-MOF was calcined up to 500 °C, whereas the formation of TiO2 rutile phase at calcination temperature of 600 °C. The photocatalytic activities of produced TiO2 photocatalysts were investigated for the cycloaddition reaction of CO2 to propylene oxide.
|Journal||Comments on Inorganic Chemistry|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 2022|
- band gap
- UV light
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Inorganic Chemistry