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Design, synthesis and characterization of MOF-199 and ZIF-8: Applications in the adsorption of phenols derivatives in aqueous solution

Liliana Giraldo (1) , Marlon Bastidas-Barranco (2) , Pablo Húmpola (3) , Juan Carlos Moreno-Piraján (4,*)

(1) Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, 11001000, Colombia
(2) Facultad de Ingeniería, Grupo DestaCar, Universidad de la Guajira, Guajira, 440001, Colombia
(3) Facultad de Bioquímica y Cs. Biológicas, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Santa Fe, 3000, Argentina
(4) Facultad de Ciencias, Grupo de Investigación en Sólidos Porosos y Calorimetría, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, 11001000, Colombia
(*) Corresponding Author

Received: 28 Jun 2017 | Revised: 18 Aug 2017 | Accepted: 05 Aug 2017 | Published: 30 Sep 2017 | Issue Date: September 2017


In this work, the adsorption characteristics of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs: MOF-199 and ZIF-8) with two different types of structure were analyzed. MOF-199 consists of copper-based metal clusters while the ZIF-8 consists of organic molecules interlaced with zinc atoms and these have octahedral morphology and typical rhombic dodecahedron shape, respectively. The results of phenol (Ph) and p-nitro phenol (PNP) adsorption capacity from aqueous solution show that MOF-199 has a higher adsorption capacity: Ph 79.55% and PNP 89.3%, while for ZIF-8 the adsorption capacity was Ph 65.5% and PNP 77.0%. Adsorption of phenols was fit to Langmuir, Sips and Redlich-Peterson models and kinetics by pseudo-second order. Gibbs free energy (ΔG°) shows that adsorption processes studied are spontaneous.


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ZIF-8; Phenols; MOF-199; Microporous; Metal-organic framework; Adsorption characteristics

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Giraldo, L.; Bastidas-Barranco, M.; Húmpola, P.; Moreno-Piraján, J. Eur. J. Chem. 2017, 8(3), 293-304. doi:10.5155/eurjchem.8.3.293-304.1603
Giraldo, L.; Bastidas-Barranco, M.; Húmpola, P.; Moreno-Piraján, J. Design, synthesis and characterization of MOF-199 and ZIF-8: Applications in the adsorption of phenols derivatives in aqueous solution. Eur. J. Chem. 2017, 8(3), 293-304. doi:10.5155/eurjchem.8.3.293-304.1603
Giraldo, L., Bastidas-Barranco, M., Húmpola, P., & Moreno-Piraján, J. (2017). Design, synthesis and characterization of MOF-199 and ZIF-8: Applications in the adsorption of phenols derivatives in aqueous solution. European Journal of Chemistry, 8(3), 293-304. doi:10.5155/eurjchem.8.3.293-304.1603
Giraldo, Liliana, Marlon Bastidas-Barranco, Pablo Húmpola, & Juan Carlos Moreno-Piraján. "Design, synthesis and characterization of MOF-199 and ZIF-8: Applications in the adsorption of phenols derivatives in aqueous solution." European Journal of Chemistry [Online], 8.3 (2017): 293-304. Web. 4 Jul. 2022
Giraldo, Liliana, Bastidas-Barranco, Marlon, Húmpola, Pablo, AND Moreno-Piraján, Juan. "Design, synthesis and characterization of MOF-199 and ZIF-8: Applications in the adsorption of phenols derivatives in aqueous solution" European Journal of Chemistry [Online], Volume 8 Number 3 (30 September 2017)

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