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International Journal of Chemical Engineering
Volume 2014, Article ID 691562, 7 pages
Research Article

Synthesis of Titanium Containing SBA-15 and Its Application for Photocatalytic Degradation of Phenol

1Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China
2Key Laboratory of Resource Chemistry of Nonferrous Metals, Ministry of Education, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China

Received 13 May 2014; Revised 29 August 2014; Accepted 30 August 2014; Published 9 September 2014

Academic Editor: Deepak Kunzru

Copyright © 2014 Lili Yang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We synthesized Ti-containing SBA-15 by one-pot hydrothermal method and extensively investigated its physicochemical properties and examined its photocatalytic activity to degrade phenol. It’s shown that appropriate amount of titanium could be effectively incorporated into the framework of SBA-15 without provoking structure change and the tetrahedrally coordinated titanium species were well-ordered in Ti-incorporated SBA-15. Under UV-irradiation, the Ti-containing SBA-15 exhibits good photocatalytic activity for phenol degradation in the simulated waste water. The higher photocatalytic activity of Ti-containing SBA-15 to degrade phenol was ascribed to the more titanium content and anatase titanium dioxide. In addition, the new photocatalyst displays a good regeneration and cyclic performance after six runs.