Preparation of TiO2 nanorods by Sol–Gel template method and measured its photo- catalytic activity for degradation of methyl orange


Titanium dioxide nanorods have been prepared by sol-gel template method. The structural and surface morphology of the TiO2 nanorods was investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and atomic force microscopy (AFM), it was found that the nanorods produced were anatase TiO2 phase. The photocatalytic activity of the TiO2 nanorods was evaluated by the photo degradation of methyl orange (MO). The relatively higher degradation efficiency for MO (D%=78.2) was obtained after 6h of exposed to UV irradiation.