TiO2/SiO2hybrid nanomaterials: Synthesis and variable UV-blocking properties

Yihe Zhang, Li Yu, Shanming Ke, Bo Shen, Xianghai Meng, Haitao Huang, Fengzhu Lv, John Haozhong Xin, H. L.W. Chan

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Silica and core-shell structured titania/silica (TiO2/SiO2) nanoparticles with particles size ranging from tens to hundreds of nanometers were prepared and deposited onto cotton fabric substrates by sol-gel process. The morphologies of the nanoparticles were characterized by field-emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM). The photocatalytic decomposition properties as well as UV-blocking properties of the fabrics treated with SiO2and TiO2/SiO2nanoparticles were investigated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)326-329
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2011


  • Photocatalytic decomposition
  • Sol-gel
  • Titania/silica
  • UV-blocking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biomaterials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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