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Interfacial assembly and hydrolysis for synthesizing a TiO2/metal–organic framework composite

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Abstract

Herein we propose an interfacial assembly and hydrolysis route for fabricating TiO2/UiO-67 composites. The UiO-67 assembles at the water–oil interface serving as a stabilizer of the emulsion. TiO2 nanoparticles are loaded on UiO-67 by hydrolysis of the precursor TBT (tetra-n-butyl titanate) at the water–oil interface. By such a strategy, hollow capsules structured by UiO-67 and decorated by ultra-small TiO2 nanoparticles were produced. The newly-constructed composite combines the CO2 adsorption properties of UiO-67 and the photocatalytic activity of TiO2, showing high activity for the photocatalytic reduction of CO2 to formic acid. Such a composite with a novel structure provides a promising route for the preparation of new compound materials.

Graphical abstract: Interfacial assembly and hydrolysis for synthesizing a TiO2/metal–organic framework composite

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The article was received on 09 Oct 2017, accepted on 18 Nov 2017 and first published on 20 Nov 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02007D
Citation: Soft Matter, 2017,13, 9174-9178
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    Interfacial assembly and hydrolysis for synthesizing a TiO2/metal–organic framework composite

    L. Liu, F. Zhang, J. Zhang, X. Tan, B. Zhang, J. Shi, D. Shao, D. Tan, B. Han and G. Yang, Soft Matter, 2017, 13, 9174
    DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02007D

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