Journal of Inorganic Materials ›› 2018, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (5): 577-581.doi: 10.15541/jim20170251

Special Issue: 环境材料

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Preparation and Application of Water-soluble TiO2-ionic Liquids Hybrid Nanomaterials

Jiao-Xia ZHANG(), Jing YI, Yue-Ting JIAO, Shi-Yun LI(), Xin-Lan SHI, Kai SUN   

  1. National Demonstration Center for Experimental Materials Science and Engineering Education, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Jiangsu University of Science and Technology, Zhenjiang 212003, China
  • Received:2017-05-19 Online:2018-05-20 Published:2018-04-26
  • About author:ZHANG Jiao-Xia(1980), female, associate professor. E-mail:
  • Supported by:
    Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province, China (Bk20140505);National Natural Science Foundation of China (51402132)


With unique electronic effect, TiO2 nanoparticles can be used as photocatalysts to reduce or eliminate the organic pollutants only under irradiation of sunlight. It is, therefore, highly desirable to improve its dispersion and solubility to broaden its application in different fields especially in environmental conservation. Here provides a case of two-step method to prepare yellow transparent water-soluble TiO2-ionic liquids hybrid nanomaterial. In this hybrid system, organic sulfonate groups as canopy provide “self-solvent” for the dispersion of the TiO2 nanoparticles. This dispersion experiment results indicated that the water-soluble organic canopy in the TiO2-ionic liquids hybrid nanomaterial offered good solubility in water and the TiO2-ionic liquids hybrid nanomaterials used in-home decoration could be easily wiped away on the surface of furniture. Data from photocatalytic degradation efficiency for decomposing formaldehyde demonstrated that the hybrid nanofluids possessed excellent photocatalytic performance. The water-soluble TiO2-ionic liquids hybrid nanomaterials could be a promising candidate for environmental conservation in the future.

Key words: TiO2-ionic liquids, hybrid nanomaterials, water-soluble, photocatalytic

CLC Number: 

  • TQ134