468352 Investigation of the Use of Metal-Organic Frameworks for Combined Water Purification and Catalytic H2 Production
In this work, we have focused on the investigation of two specific MOF families (UiO-66(Zr) and MIL-53) and investigated its adsorptive and photocatalytic properties. The UiO-66(Zr) material was synthesized along with its functionalized counterparts (X-UiO-66(Zr), with X = NH2, NO2, Br). MIL-53(M) was synthesized with different metals ions (M = Al, Fe and Cr). The materials were characterized by a number of analytical and spectroscopic techniques in order to determine the effects of functionalization on the band gap and conduction band. In addition, the materials were tested for the adsorption and photocatalytic degradation of organics in water and the simultaneous production of H2. This work reports on the impact of the abovementioned structural and chemical modifications on the MOF’s electronic properties and their performance as dual-purpose adsorbent/catalyst for water purification and H2 production.
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