A self-cleaning porous TiO2–Ag core–shell nanocomposite material for surface-enhanced Raman scattering

Xiaoxin Zou, Rafael Silva, Xiaoxi Huang, Jafar F. Al-Sharab, Tewodros Asefa

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A porous TiO2–Ag core–shell nanocomposite material with a large surface area was synthesized by in situ hydrolyzation of Sn2+-grafted titanium glycolate microspheres in the presence of Ag+ ions. The as-prepared nanocomposite material was shown to serve as an efficient self-cleaning surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)382-384
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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