Document Type: Reasearch Paper
Department of chemistry, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
Department of Chemistry, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
Department of Chemistry, Varamin –Pishva Branch, Islamic Azad University, Varamin, Iran
Core-shell 12-tungstophosphoric acid/TiO2 (HPW/TiO2) nanoparticles at 10 and 20% of HPW have been synthesized by simple in-situ sol- gel method. Characterization of the samples was carried out by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR). The X-ray diffraction patterns of as prepared solid samples, indicated characteristic peaks of titania with additional peaks concerning to HPW in a very low intensities. This result in addition to the FTIR and SEM - EDX analysis data confirmed incorporation of HPW / TiO2 nanostructure in spherical morphology with a particle size of around 25 nm.