US Patent No. 10,987,659

SYNTHESIS OF TIO2/CO3O4 CORE-SHELL PHOTOCATALYSTS


Patent No. 10,987,659
Issue Date April 27, 2021
Title Synthesis Of Tio2/co3o4 Core-shell Photocatalysts
Inventorship Mohammad W. Kadi, Jeddah (SA)
Reda M. Mohamed Ouf, Jeddah (SA)
Assignee King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah (SA)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,987,659

1. A method of synthesizing TiO2/Co3O4 core-shell photocatalysts, comprising:preparing SiO2 hollow nanospheres via sol-gel synthesis in the presence of a non-ionic surfactant and a cationic surfactant;
adding titanium sec-butoxide to a solution containing the SiO2 hollow nanospheres to provide a first combined sample;
calcinating the first combined sample to provide hollow mesoporous TiO2 nanospheres;
adding cobalt nitrate to a solution comprising the hollow mesoporous TiO2 nanospheres to provide a second combined sample; and
calcinating the second combined sample to provide TiO2/Co3O4 core-shell photocatalysts.