Photocatalytic Activity of Titania/Polydicyclopentadiene PolyHIPE Composites


Yuce E., Mert E. H., KRAJNC P., Parin F. N., SAN N., Kaya D., ...More

MACROMOLECULAR MATERIALS AND ENGINEERING, vol.302, no.10, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 302 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/mame.201700091
  • Journal Name: MACROMOLECULAR MATERIALS AND ENGINEERING
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: macroporous polymers, nanocomposites, photocatalysis, polyHIPE, titania, SOL-GEL METHOD, INTERNAL PHASE EMULSIONS, POROUS TIO2, ACTIVATED CARBON, DEGRADATION, WATER, SURFACTANT, POLYMERS, FOAMS, POLYMERIZATION
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Macroporous polymer composites with photocatalytic activity are prepared by the polymerization of surface modified TiO2 nanoparticle stabilized high internal phase emulsions. Poly(ethylene glycol-b-propylene glycol-b-ethylene glycol) triblock copolymer is used to synthesize surface modified TiO2 anatase via a sol-gel method. Macroporous composites are obtained by the ring opening metathesis polymerization of dicyclopentadiene within the particle-stabilized high internal phase emulsion templates. Photocatalytic activity of the resulting macroporous polymer composites is described by the kinetic data of the heterogeneous photocatalytic degradation reaction of 4-nitrophenol.