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Type: Journal article
Title: Significant improvement of surface area and CO₂ adsorption of Cu-BTC via solvent exchange activation
Other Titles: Significant improvement of surface area and CO(2) adsorption of Cu-BTC via solvent exchange activation
Author: Yang, Y.
Shukla, P.
Wang, S.
Rudolph, V.
Chen, X.-.M.
Zhu, Z.
Citation: RSC Advances, 2013; 3(38):17065-17072
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Issue Date: 2013
ISSN: 2046-2069
2046-2069
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Ying Yang, Pradeep Shukla, Shaobin Wang, Victor Rudolph, Xiao-Ming Chen and Zhonghua Zhu
Abstract: The surface area, pore volume and adsorption characteristics of metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) are significantly affected by preparation and activation procedures. In this work, we explore one such key synthesis parameter influencing the characteristic of Cu–BTC. We used a solvothermal method to synthesize copper based MOFs (Cu–BTC) using six different solvents (chloroform, dichloromethane, acetone, ethanol, methanol and water) in the activation process. The effects of different activation solvents on the thermal stability, porous structure and CO2 adsorption of Cu–BTC were investigated. Using methanol as an activation solvent will produce a highly crystalline and nearly solvent-free Cu–BTC, leading to the largest pore volume (0.823 cm3 g−1) and greatest CO2 adsorption (6.95 mmol g−1 at 25 °C and 132 kPa).
Rights: This journal is © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2013.
RMID: 0030096656
DOI: 10.1039/c3ra42519c
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