Metal organic framework (MOF) porous octahedral nanocrystals of Cu-BTC: Synthesis, properties and enhanced adsorption properties
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Herein, we report the synthesis, characterization and enhanced adsorption studies of porous octahedral shaped Cu-BTC (copper benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxylate) metal organic frameworks (MOFs). The Cu-BTC MOFs were synthesized by facile hydrothermal process and characterized by various techniques in order to examine the structural, morphological, thermal and adsorption-desorption properties. The synthesized Cu-BTC MOFs were used as potential scaffold for the adsorption of highly toxic azo dye, i.e. methylene blue (MB). Detailed absorption studies on the effect of initial pH, concentration, reaction time and temperature on adsorption of MB were analysed and it was observed that the removal of MB followed pseudo-2nd order kinetic model. Freundlich model fitted well as compared to Langmuir model with R2 of 0.975 and thereby signifying a multilayer adsorption of MB on the surface of Cu-BTC MOFs. The observed maximal adsorption capacity for MB removal (200 mg/L) was ∼101.21 mg/g using Langmuir isotherm. The Cu-BTC MOFs exhibited 42.3 mg/g adsorption capacity after fourth cycle of MB dye adsorption. These features exhibited that Cu-BTC MOF have potential for the adsorption of MB and can efficiently be used to treat wastewater.
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Ramanpreet Kaur, Amandeep Kaur, Ahmad Umar, William A. Anderson, Sushil Kumar Kansal (2019). Metal organic framework (MOF) porous octahedral nanocrystals of Cu-BTC: Synthesis, properties and enhanced adsorption properties. UWSpace. http://hdl.handle.net/10012/14044
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