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Novel properties of 0D metal-organic polyhedra bonded to the surfaces of 2D graphene and 1D single-walled carbon nanotubes

Abstract

A strategy for the stabilization of metal-organic polyhedra (MOP) cages on graphene (Gr) and single-walled carbon nanotubes (NT) is reported. The surface area of the composites, MOPGr and MOPNT increases by an order of magnitude with a significant increase in pore volume in comparison to bulk MOP. The composites show an enhancement in catalytic activity of up to ~80% relative to bulk MOP in the conversion of propylene oxide into propylene carbonate. Depositing individual MOP cages on graphene or SWNT surfaces is beneficial in terms of gas adsorption and catalytic properties and provide a good example for useful effects of bonding materials of different dimensionalities.

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The article was received on 16 Feb 2017, accepted on 24 Apr 2017 and first published on 25 Apr 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7DT00583K
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
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    Novel properties of 0D metal-organic polyhedra bonded to the surfaces of 2D graphene and 1D single-walled carbon nanotubes

    R. Kumar and C. N. R. Rao, Dalton Trans., 2017, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7DT00583K

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