Mesoporous mixed oxide nanoparticles consisting of MgO and TiO2 were synthesized via a sol-gel process by templating poly(vinyl chloride)-g-poly(oxyethylene methacrylate) (PVC-g-POEM) graft copolymer. The mesoporous structures and morphologies of the MgO/TiO2 mixed oxides were characterized using X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and nitrogen adsorption/desorption analysis. Interestingly, MgO/TiO2 mixed oxide exhibited much higher CO2 adsorption capacity (0.477mol CO2/kg sorbent for 40:60 MgO/TiO2) than pure MgO (0.074) or TiO2 (0.063). This result arises from the increase in surface area and pore volume of the mixed oxide due to the formation of bimodal pores.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects|
|Publication status||Published - 2012 Nov 20|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Surfaces and Interfaces
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry