Preparation and characterization of porous titania by modified sol-gel method

Miah Muhammed Yusuf, Yuya Chimoto, Hiroaki Imai, Hiroshi Hirashima

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Mesoporous titania, especially anatase, is attractive due to its potential applications. A novel method to control pore structure of titania, surfactant- or polymer modification, is proposed. The wet gels and gel films, prepared from Ti(O-nC4H9)4 were dried at 90°C and annealed at 500°C after immersion in surfactant or polymer solutions, and mesoporous anatase was obtained. The pore size, pore volume and specific surface area of the surfactant-modified bulk gels, estimated from N2 absorption-desorption curves, are more than twice larger than those of the gels without modification. The pore size of the surfactant-modified gel films, observed by SEM, are similar to that of the bulk gels. The pore size obviously depended on the size of micelles. The pore size of the gels modified with hydrophilic polymers hardly increased, but the pore volume and the specific surface area increased.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)635-640
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jan 1


  • Mesoporous gel
  • Polymer templating
  • Sol-gel method
  • Surfactant templating
  • Titania

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Biomaterials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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