European Journal of Chemistry volume 8, issue 3, P293-304 2017 DOI: 10.5155/eurjchem.8.3.293-304.1603

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

Liliana Giraldo, Marlon Bastidas-Barranco, Pablo Húmpola, Juan Carlos Moreno-Piraján
Abstract: In this work, the adsorption characteristics of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs: and ZIF-8) with two different types of structure were analyzed. MOF-199 consists of copperbased 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 pseudosecond order. Gibbs free energy (ΔG°) shows that adsorption processes studied are spontaneous.
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