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Defect engineering in metal–organic frameworks: a new strategy to develop applicable actinide sorbents

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The preliminary results described here show that the adsorbability of uranyl ions by a highly stable MOF UiO-66 can be drastically enhanced by tailoring the missing-linker defects in this MOF. The combination of defect-induced functionality improvement with the acid-resistant nature of UiO-66 substantiates the applicability of this material for actinide capture from acidic media.

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The article was received on 27 Sep 2017, accepted on 07 Dec 2017 and first published on 07 Dec 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC07527H
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2018, Advance Article
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    Defect engineering in metal–organic frameworks: a new strategy to develop applicable actinide sorbents

    L. Yuan, M. Tian, J. Lan, X. Cao, X. Wang, Z. Chai, J. K. Gibson and W. Shi, Chem. Commun., 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7CC07527H

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