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A bifunctional cationic metal–organic framework based on unprecedented nonanuclear copper(II) cluster for high dichromate and chromate trapping and highly efficient photocatalytic degradation of organic dyes under visible light irradiation

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Abstract

A bifunctional cationic metal–organic framework {[Cu9(OH)6Cl2(itp)6(1,4-bdc)3](NO3)2(OH)2·20H2O}n (1-NO3-OH·20H2O) was synthesized and characterized (itp = 1-imidazol-1-yl-3-(1,2,4-triazol-4-yl)propane, 1,4-bdc = 1,4-benzenedicarboxylate). In 1-NO3-OH·20H2O, three [Cu33-OH)(μ2-OH)] trimeric clusters are bridged by two μ3-Cl and form a [Cu93-OH)32-OH)33-Cl)2] cluster. Such a nonanuclear copper(II) cluster [Cu93-OH)32-OH)33-Cl)2] has not been reported till now, at least to the best of our knowledge. 1-NO3-OH·20H2O showed a 6-connected 2D 36-hxl net based on a nonanuclear copper(II) cluster [Cu93-OH)32-OH)33-Cl)2]. 1-NO3-OH·20H2O is also the first 2D 36-hxl net-based nonanuclear cluster. 1-NO3-OH (guest-free phase) showed fast and highly efficient Cr2O72− and CrO42− trapping, and good recyclability for capturing Cr2O72− and CrO42−. The adsorption capacities of 1-NO3-OH to capture Cr2O72− and CrO42− were 1.762 mol mol−1 (154.8 mg g−1) and 1.896 mol mol−1 (89.5 mg g−1), respectively, at a molar ratio of 1 : 2 (1-NO3-OH to 2.5 × 10−3 mol L−1 Cr2O72− or CrO42−). 1-NO3-OH exhibited the selective sorption of Cr2O72− or CrO42− from a solution containing a mixture of Cr2O72− or CrO42− and a ten-fold molar amount of ClO4, NO3, Cl, BF4 or a five-fold molar amount of mol L−1 SO42−. 1-NO3-OH could capture 87.9% dilute Cr2O72− or 91.8% dilute CrO42− at an equimolar 1-NO3-OH to 20 ppm Cr2O72− or CrO42−. 1-NO3-OH·20H2O exhibited a highly efficient photocatalytic degradation of the cationic organic dyes methylene blue (MB) and rhodamine B (RhB) under visible light irradiation, and was shown to be a good photocatalyst for photocatalytic degradation of the cationic organic dyes.

Graphical abstract: A bifunctional cationic metal–organic framework based on unprecedented nonanuclear copper(ii) cluster for high dichromate and chromate trapping and highly efficient photocatalytic degradation of organic dyes under visible light irradiation

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The article was received on 27 Apr 2018, accepted on 10 Jun 2018 and first published on 11 Jun 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8DT01685B
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2018,47, 9103-9113
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    A bifunctional cationic metal–organic framework based on unprecedented nonanuclear copper(II) cluster for high dichromate and chromate trapping and highly efficient photocatalytic degradation of organic dyes under visible light irradiation

    T. Zheng, L. Qian, M. Li, Z. Wang, K. Li, Y. Zhang, B. Li and B. Wu, Dalton Trans., 2018, 47, 9103
    DOI: 10.1039/C8DT01685B

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