Journal article

A polyhedral metal-organic framework based on rigid precursor for photocatalytic properties

Fumin Wang, Weicong Liu, Saying Li, Robert W Gable, Huarui Zhong, Qiuxia Xu, Gaoxiang Huang, Amita Singh, Jianqiang Liu, Abhinav Kumar

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY COMMUNICATIONS | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2018

Abstract

A 3D polyhedral metal organic framework, [Cu4(L)2(H2O)4∙5DMF]n (1) (H4L = 3,5‑di(3,5‑dicarboxyphenyl)nitrobenzene), has been designed and successfully synthesized. 1 shows a 3D mfj topological framework with 1D triangular channels. The UV diffuse reflectance spectroscopy of the MOF indicates its semiconducting nature which induces photocatalytic property in the MOF. The photocatalytic property of 1 in photo-degradation of organic dyes viz. methyl violet and Rhodamine B have been investigated. The possible mechanism for the photocatalytic activity of 1 against organic dyes has been addressed using density of states (DOS) and partial DOS (pDOS) calculations.

University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by NSFC


Awarded by Innovative Entrepreneurial Training Plan of undergraduates in Guangdong Province


Awarded by Innovation experiment project of Guangdong Medical University


Awarded by Special Funds for Scientific and Technological Innovation of undergraduates in Guangdong Province


Awarded by Featured Innovation Project of Guangdong Province


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was partially supported by the grants from NSFC (21701033), Innovative Entrepreneurial Training Plan of undergraduates in Guangdong Province (201810571008, 201810571061, 201810571047, 201810571100, 201810571101) and Innovation experiment project of Guangdong Medical University (ZYDM024), Special Funds for Scientific and Technological Innovation of undergraduates in Guangdong Province (pdjha0218, pdjha0219, pdjha0226), Featured Innovation Project of Guangdong Province (2017KTSCX083) and chemistry experimental teaching demonstration centre of Shaanxi province.