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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 302 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/mame.201700091
  • Title of Journal : MACROMOLECULAR MATERIALS AND ENGINEERING
  • Keywords: macroporous polymers, nanocomposites, photocatalysis, polyHIPE, titania, SOL-GEL METHOD, INTERNAL PHASE EMULSIONS, POROUS TIO2, ACTIVATED CARBON, DEGRADATION, WATER, SURFACTANT, POLYMERS, FOAMS, POLYMERIZATION

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.