Characterization of titanta gels by O-17 nuclear-magnetic-resonance and electron-diffraction

Bastow, T.J. and Moodie, A.F. and Smith, M.E. and Whitfield, H.J. (1993) Characterization of titanta gels by O-17 nuclear-magnetic-resonance and electron-diffraction. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 3 (7). pp. 697-702. ISSN 0959-9428. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The reaction of O-17-labelled water with titanium n-propoxide [Ti(OPrn)4] proceeds rapidly to produce OTi3 and OTi4 environments that can be clearly identified from O-17 magic-angle spinning NMR spectra. The gel structure is highly disordered but the quadrupolar interaction is shown to be small throughout (quadrupolar coupling constant, C(q) < 1.5 MHz). Organic fragments, which can be monitored by C-13 NMR, remain right up until crystallisation of anatase at 300-degrees-C.Crystallisation is confirmed by electron diffraction, and electron microscopy determines the crystallite size to be ca. 3 nm. O-17 NMR and electron diffraction are also used to follow the conversion of anatase to rutile.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Biosciences
Depositing User: R.F. Xu
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2009 19:22
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2009 19:22
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/20790 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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