Sonoelectrochemical methods of preparing silver-coated TiO2 nanoparticles with extremely high coverage

Yu Chuan Liu, Cheng Cai Wang, Lain Chuen Juang

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Abstract

In this study, we report the first sonoelectrochemical methods of preparing elemental Ag(0)-coated TiO2 nanoparticles. The coverage of Ag shells in the prepared nanocomposites is 0.93. First, Ag substrates were cycled in a deoxygenated aqueous solution containing 0.1 M HCl and 1 mM TiO2 nanoparticles from -0.3 to +0.3 V vs Ag|AgCl at 5 mV/s for 30 cycles. After this process, positively charged Ag-coated TiO2 nanoparticles were formed in the solutions. Then a cathodic overpotential of 0.6 V from the open circuit potential (ocp) of ca. 0.68 V vs Ag|AgCl was applied under sonication to synthesize elemental Ag(0)-coated TiO2 nanoparticles. The extremely high coverage of 0.93 in this work is notable, as compared with other methods to prepare metal-coated TiO2 nanoparticles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-75
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Electroanalytical Chemistry
Volume574
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 15 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Coverage
  • Sonoelectrochemical methods
  • TiO nanoparticles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry

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