A green, rapid and facile method for synthesis of pure rutile TiO2 has been developed. Rutile TiO2 of high purity was synthesized by controlled hydrolysis of TiCl3 in aqueous medium at room temperature. Addition of nitric acid to TiCl3 greatly increased the rate of TiCl3 hydrolysis, crystallization and surface area of the prepared TiO2 powder. The phase obtained in this way was identified by X-ray diffraction. TiO2 synthesized by this method showed a unique flower-like assembly of nanotubes, very high surface area and high photocatalytic activity under visible light irradiation.
Bidaye, P. P., & Fernandes, J. B. (2019). A Rapid and Facile Synthesis Method for Nanosize Rutile Phase TiO<sub>2</sub> with High Photocatalytic Activity. Green and Sustainable Chemistry, 09(02), 27–37. https://doi.org/10.4236/gsc.2019.92003