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A panchromatic modification of the light absorption spectra of metal–organic frameworks

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Abstract

The optical absorption of UiO-66–NH2 MOF was red-shifted using a diazo-coupling reaction. The modifications performed with naphthols and aniline yielded reddish samples, and the modifications with diphenylaniline yielded dark violet ones. The photocatalytic activity of these modified MOFs was assessed for methylene blue degradation, showing a good performance relative to traditional TiO2. The degradation performance was found to correlate with the red shift of the absorption edge. These findings suggest potential applications of these materials in photocatalysis and in dye sensitized solar cells.

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The article was received on 16 Mar 2016, accepted on 06 Apr 2016 and first published on 06 Apr 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC02319C
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 6665-6668
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    A panchromatic modification of the light absorption spectra of metal–organic frameworks

    E. H. Otal, M. L. Kim, M. E. Calvo, L. Karvonen, I. O. Fabregas, C. A. Sierra and J. P. Hinestroza, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 6665
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CC02319C

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