International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 4, Part I (2016)
Synthesis, characterization and antibacterial activity of illite/TiO2 Nanoncomposites
P Mariselvi, G Alagumuthu
Titanium dioxide (TiO2) occurs in three basic modifications anatase, rutile and brookite. Anatase is widely studied due to its very good photocatalytic properties, which may be used in additives to paints and construction materials, for degradation of organic pollutants in air and water etc., In the present work, the synthesis, characterization and antibacterial activity of illite/ TiO2 nanocomposites were carried out by using solvothermal method. Synthesized nanocomposite was characterized by using XRD, SEM, TEM and UV-vis absorption spectroscopy. The XRD pattern reveals the course of composites formation and illite/ TiO2 Nanocomposites containing anatase phase of TiO2 were found. The spherical morphology of illite/TiO2 nanocomposites was observed in SEM analysis. The TEM results indicate that the nanocomposite is spherical in shape. The nanocomposites size can be calculated from Debye-scherrer formula. The antibacterial assay were also done on staphylococcus aureus, E.coli and Bacillus.
How to cite this article:
P Mariselvi, G Alagumuthu. Synthesis, characterization and antibacterial activity of illite/TiO2 Nanoncomposites. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(4): 553-556.