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ZIF-8-Derived Hollow Carbon for Efficient Adsorption of Antibiotics

School of Materials Engineering, Shanghai University of Engineering Science, Shanghai 201620, China
Electrochemical Innovation Lab, Department of Chemical Engineering, University College London, London WC1E 7JE, UK
College of Health Science and Environmental Engineering, Shenzhen Technology University, Shenzhen 518118, China
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Nanomaterials 2019, 9(1), 117;
Received: 4 December 2018 / Revised: 9 January 2019 / Accepted: 15 January 2019 / Published: 18 January 2019
The harmful nature of high concentrations of antibiotics to humans and animals requires the urgent development of novel materials and techniques for their absorption. In this work, CTAB (Cetyltrimethyl Ammonium Bromide)-assisted synthesis of ZIF-8 (zeolitic imidazolate framework)-derived hollow carbon (ZHC) was designed, prepared, and used as a high-performance adsorbent, and further evaluated by Langmuir and Freundlich isothermal adsorption experiments, dynamic analysis, as well as theoretical calculation. The maximum capacities of ZHC for adsorbing tetracycline (TC), norfloxacin (NFO), and levofloxacin (OFO) are 267.3, 125.6, and 227.8 mg g−1, respectively, which delivers superior adsorptive performance when compared to widely studied inorganic adsorbates. The design concept of ZIF-8-derived hollow carbon material provides guidance and insights for the efficient adsorbent of environmental antibiotics. View Full-Text
Keywords: ZIF-8; hollow carbon; antibiotics; adsorbent ZIF-8; hollow carbon; antibiotics; adsorbent
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Tang, H.; Li, W.; Jiang, H.; Lin, R.; Wang, Z.; Wu, J.; He, G.; Shearing, P.R.; Brett, D.J.L. ZIF-8-Derived Hollow Carbon for Efficient Adsorption of Antibiotics. Nanomaterials 2019, 9, 117.

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Tang H, Li W, Jiang H, Lin R, Wang Z, Wu J, He G, Shearing PR, Brett DJL. ZIF-8-Derived Hollow Carbon for Efficient Adsorption of Antibiotics. Nanomaterials. 2019; 9(1):117.

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Tang, Hongmei, Wenyao Li, Haishun Jiang, Runjia Lin, Zhe Wang, Jianghong Wu, Guanjie He, Paul R. Shearing, and Dan J.L. Brett. 2019. "ZIF-8-Derived Hollow Carbon for Efficient Adsorption of Antibiotics" Nanomaterials 9, no. 1: 117.

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