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Metal-Organic Frameworks: Preparations and Applications of Highly Efficient Heterogeneous Photocatalysis

Abstract

Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) attract considerable attention due to tuneable structures, tailorable functionalities, and replaceable metal centers, leading to comprehensive applications, such as semiconductors, catalysts, and photocatalysts. Herein, basic concepts and overall synthetical technologies of MOFs and MOF-derived materials are introduced, such as solvothermal, hydrothermal, microwave-assisted, sonochemical, mechanochemical, and electrochemical methods. MOFs can provide an orderly porous structure, which will contribute to the high exposure of active sites and hence promote the photocatalytic performance efficiently. In this paper, the applications of MOFs for the photocatalytic reactions focally on water splitting mainly and other possible utilizations, including CO2 reduction and oxidative degradation, are summarized. It gives a concise review of recent progress on MOFs and MOF-derived materials for photocatalysis. A summary and prospect for MOFs to conduct the photocatalysis are also highlighted.

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The article was received on 20 Oct 2019, accepted on 22 Nov 2019 and first published on 22 Nov 2019


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C9SE00972H
Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2019, Accepted Manuscript

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    Metal-Organic Frameworks: Preparations and Applications of Highly Efficient Heterogeneous Photocatalysis

    C. Huang, V. H. Nguyen, S. Zhou, S. Hsu, J. Tan and K. C. W. Wu, Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2019, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C9SE00972H

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