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Mesolamellar composite of TiN and CTAB using fluoride ion bridge: synthesis, mechanism & characterization

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In an attempt to synthesize hexagonal mesopo- rous titanium nitride, a mesolamellar composite based on titanium nitride and cetyltrimethylam- monium bromide (CTAB) is obtained by the sol-gel route involving templating at 80oC. The mechanism underlying the above synthesis is discussed for the first time in the literature and till date there are no reports on the synthesis of mesoporous nitrides. The above mesolamellar composite is found to form an oxide of titania (anatase) upon heat treatment at 335oC for 1h.

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Anuradha, T. (2010) Mesolamellar composite of TiN and CTAB using fluoride ion bridge: synthesis, mechanism & characterization. Natural Science, 2, 464-468. doi: 10.4236/ns.2010.25057.


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