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Type: Journal article
Title: An insight into metal organic framework derived N-doped graphene for the oxidative degradation of persistent contaminants: formation mechanism and generation of singlet oxygen from peroxymonosulfate
Author: Liang, P.
Zhang, C.
Duan, X.
Sun, H.
Liu, S.
Tade, M.
Wang, S.
Citation: Environmental Science: Nano, 2017; 4(2):315-324
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Issue Date: 2017
ISSN: 2051-8153
2051-8161
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Ping Liang, Chi Zhang, Xiaoguang Duan, Hongqi Sun, Shaomin Liu, Moses O. Tade and Shaobin Wang
Abstract: The synthesis of carbonaceous materials from a metal organic framework (MIL-100), organic linker and N-precursor was comprehensively investigated, and the structures of the products were characterized. It was found that simple pyrolysis of mixed MIL-100 (Fe)/dicyandiamide (DCDA) could produce nitrogendoped graphene (N-graphene). The N-graphene showed excellent performances in peroxymonosulfate (PMS) activation, which were superior to those of counterparts of graphene, iron(II, III) oxide, manganeseIJIV) oxide and cobalt(II, III) oxide. With PMS activation, N-graphene exhibited efficient catalytic degradation of various organic pollutants such as phenol, 2,4,6-trichlorophenol (TCP), sulfachloropyridazine (SCP) and p-hydroxybenzoic acid (PHBA). Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy and radical quenching tests were employed to investigate the PMS activation and organic degradation processes. It was found that singlet oxygen (¹O₂) was mainly produced during the activation of PMS by N-graphene, and contributed to the catalytic oxidation instead of sulfate and/or hydroxyl radicals. These findings provide new insights into PMS activation by metal-free carbon catalysis.
Rights: This journal is © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2017
RMID: 0030095299
DOI: 10.1039/c6en00633g
Grant ID: http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP150103026
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