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Adv Colloid Interface Sci. 2002 Dec 2;99(3):255-64.

The significance of the difference in the point of zero charge between rutile and anatase.

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  • Department of Electrochemistry, Technical University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland. kosmulsk@hermes.umcs.lublin.pl


The points of zero charge (PZC) of titanium dioxide reported in the literature range from 2 to 8.9. A set of 138 PZC of titanium dioxide was used to explore the effect of the crystalline structure on the PZC. The average and median PZC at pH 5.6 and 5.8, respectively, was found when the entire data set was taken into account. The PZC of anatase (31 entries, average and median 5.9 and 6, respectively) is slightly higher than that of rutile (49 entries, average and median 5.4 and 5.5, respectively), and the difference between the polymorphs corresponds to half of a standard deviation in each set of PZC.

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