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Efficient One-Pot Synthesis of a Hexamethylenetetramine-Doped Cu-BDC Metal-Organic Framework with Enhanced CO2 Adsorption

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U.S Pakistan Centre for Advanced Studies in Energy, National University of Sciences and Technology, H-12, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan
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School of Chemical and Materials Engineering, National University of Sciences and Technology, H-12, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan
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School of Chemistry, Cardiff University, Main Building, Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3AT, UK
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Nanomaterials 2019, 9(8), 1063; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano9081063
Received: 14 May 2019 / Revised: 27 June 2019 / Accepted: 30 June 2019 / Published: 24 July 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advanced Nanomaterials for Pollutant Gases Reduction and Abatement)
Herein we report a facile, efficient, low cost, and easily scalable route for an amine-functionalized MOF (metal organic framework) synthesis. Cu-BDC⊃HMTA (HMTA = hexamethylenetetramine) has high nitrogen content and improved thermal stability when compared with the previously reported and well-studied parent Cu-BDC MOF (BDC = 1,4-benzenedicarboxylate). Cu-BDC⊃HMTA was obtained via the same synthetic method, but with the addition of HMTA in a single step synthesis. Thermogravimetric studies reveal that Cu-BDC⊃HMTA is more thermally stable than Cu-BDC MOF. Cu-BDC⊃HMTA exhibited a CO2 uptake of 21.2 wt % at 273 K and 1 bar, which compares favorably to other nitrogen-containing MOF materials. View Full-Text
Keywords: energy efficiency; functional metal organic frameworks; Cu-BDC; HMTA; CO2 adsorption energy efficiency; functional metal organic frameworks; Cu-BDC; HMTA; CO2 adsorption
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Asghar, A.; Iqbal, N.; Noor, T.; Ali, M.; Easun, T.L. Efficient One-Pot Synthesis of a Hexamethylenetetramine-Doped Cu-BDC Metal-Organic Framework with Enhanced CO2 Adsorption. Nanomaterials 2019, 9, 1063. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano9081063

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Asghar A, Iqbal N, Noor T, Ali M, Easun TL. Efficient One-Pot Synthesis of a Hexamethylenetetramine-Doped Cu-BDC Metal-Organic Framework with Enhanced CO2 Adsorption. Nanomaterials. 2019; 9(8):1063. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano9081063

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Asghar, Aisha; Iqbal, Naseem; Noor, Tayyaba; Ali, Majid; Easun, Timothy L. 2019. "Efficient One-Pot Synthesis of a Hexamethylenetetramine-Doped Cu-BDC Metal-Organic Framework with Enhanced CO2 Adsorption" Nanomaterials 9, no. 8: 1063. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano9081063

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