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Biomass-derived porous ZrTiO4 nanotubes with controlled wall-thickness for enhanced photocatalytic activity
- Chen, Jingwen, Hou, Chujun, Zhang, Yakang, Xu, Song, Yao, Chao, Zhou, Man, Li, Zhongyu
- Cellulose 2019 v.26 no.10 pp. 6035-6047
- cellulose, nanotubes, photocatalysis, photolysis, physicochemical properties
- We present a novel and facile fabrication of wall-thickness controlled ZrTiO₄ nanotubes (ZTNTs) using bacterial cellulose (BC) as a template. Unique porous thin-walls and interconnected channels within ZTNTs contribute a lot to the enhanced photodegradation activity. The roles of the wall-thicknesses in physicochemical properties as well as photocatalytic activities were careful investigated which might extend the synthesis of other nanotubes with higher catalytic performance.