Synthesis and Characterization of TiO2/4-methoxycinnamic acid Composites for Ultraviolet Shielding

by Chen, Hung-Ming

Abstract (Summary)
The goal of this experiment is to explore the absorption and reflection of UV light by TiO2/MCA in physical mixing and chemical synthesis. The experiment shows that TiO2/MCA in anatase structure is better than in amorphous structure (with FT-IR. UV-VIS. XRD and Raman spectrum). The first experiment shows that the small TiO2 particle size (290 nm) has better UV absorption than large TiO2 particle (400 nm) in the same mole. After TiO2/MCA(P) exposed to the UV source, the concentration of MCA in TiO2 anatase structure will decrease much than in TiO2 amorphous structure. In the second experiment, the raman peak in 1070 cm-1 proofs that the existence of the Ti-O-C structure. In addition, the FT-IR spectrums peck shows a part of TiO2/MCA has no chemical bonding, and also produces sparse ester (1100 cm-1 . 1300 cm-1). If the peak (1100 cm-1 . 1300 cm-1) were not exist, compare with the previous step, the level of chemical bonding will increase, and it will produce even less ester. In conclusion, The direction of UV absorption of TiO2/MCA(C1. C2. C3) and TiO2/MCA(P) are extremely similar.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Lu, Hong-Yang; Hsu, Tzu-Chien; Hwang, Bing-Hwai

School:National Sun Yat-Sen University

School Location:China - Taiwan

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:4 methoxycinnamic acid tio2


Date of Publication:07/24/2007

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