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TiO2-doped resorcinol–formaldehyde (RF) polymer and
carbon gels with photocatalytic activity


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Resorcinol-formaldehyde (RF) polymer gels offer a relatively easy and
versatile route for incorporating metals into a carbon aerogel matrix.
The hybrid materials thus obtained are ideal candidates for applications
involving enhanced adsorption or catalysis. This paper presents a detailed
study of Ti-doped RF and carbon aerogels. The metal was introduced into
the system at three different stages of the preparation process: during
polymerization, by impregnation of the RF gel, or by impregnation of the
carbon gel. The structure and morphology of the samples are compared
using low temperature N2 adsorption, SEM, and small and wide angle
X-Ray scattering (SAXS/WAXS) methods. The TiO2-doped carbon aerogels
display photocatalytic activity in breaking down aromatic compounds.







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02 - 10 - 2012
11 - 02 - 2013
31 - 1 - 2013


  • Department of Physical Chemistry and Materials Science, Budapest University of Technology
    and Economics, H-1521 Budapest, Hungary
  • Present address: Institute Laue-Langevin, BP 156, 38042 Grenoble France
  • Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire de Physique CNRS UMR 5588, Université J. Fourier de Grenoble, BP 87, 38402 St Martin d’Hères Cedex, France
  • Research Group of Technical Analytical Chemistry of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, H-1111 Budapest, Szt. Gellért tér 4., Hungary
  • Department of Physical Chemistry and Materials Science, Budapest University of Technology
    and Economics, H-1521 Budapest, Hungary


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