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Materials 2015, 8(8), 5336-5347; doi:10.3390/ma8085245

Metal-Organic Frameworks to Metal/Metal Oxide Embedded Carbon Matrix: Synthesis, Characterization and Gas Sorption Properties

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Green Energy & Environment Research Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute,Hsinchu 310, Taiwan
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Department of Chemistry, Chung Yuan Christian University, Chung-Li 320, Taiwan
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Center for Membrane Technology & Research Center for Structure of Matter, Chung Yuan Christian University, Chung-Li 320, Taiwan
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Academic Editor: Rafael Luque
Received: 5 July 2015 / Revised: 11 August 2015 / Accepted: 11 August 2015 / Published: 19 August 2015
(This article belongs to the Section Porous Materials)
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Abstract

Three isostructural metal-organic frameworks, (MOFs), [Fe(OH)(1,4-NDC)] (1), [Al(OH)(1,4-NDC)] (2), and [In(OH)(1,4-NDC)] (3) have been synthesized hydrothermally by using 1,4-naphthalene dicarboxylate (1,4-NDC) as a linker. The MOFs were characterized using various techniques and further used as precursor materials for the synthesis of metal/metal oxide nanoparticles inserted in a carbon matrix through a simple thermal conversion method. The newly synthesized carbon materials were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy analysis, powder X-ray diffraction and BET analysis. The results showed that the MOF-derived carbon composite materials maintained the morphology of the original MOF upon carbonization, and confirmed the insertion of metal/metal oxide particles in the carbon matrix. View Full-Text
Keywords: metal-organic frameworks; 1,4-naphthalene dicarboxylate; nanoporous carbon; metal oxide nanoparticle; gas sorption metal-organic frameworks; 1,4-naphthalene dicarboxylate; nanoporous carbon; metal oxide nanoparticle; gas sorption
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Chen, J.-J.; Chen, Y.-T.; Raja, D.S.; Kang, Y.-H.; Tseng, P.-C.; Lin, C.-H. Metal-Organic Frameworks to Metal/Metal Oxide Embedded Carbon Matrix: Synthesis, Characterization and Gas Sorption Properties. Materials 2015, 8, 5336-5347.

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