Bi2O3 nanoparticles encapsulated in surface mounted metal-organic framework thin films

Wei Guo, Zhi Chen, Chengwu Yang, Tobias Neumann, Christian Kübel, Wolfgang Wenzel, Alexander Welle, Wilhelm Pfleging, Osama Shekhah, Christof Wöll, Engelbert Redel*

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Abstract

We describe a novel procedure to fabricate a recyclable hybrid-photocatalyst based on Bi2O3@HKUST-1 MOF porous thin films. Bi2O3 nanoparticles (NPs) were synthesized within HKUST-1 (or Cu3(BTC)2) surface-mounted metal-organic frame-works (SURMOFs) and characterized using X-ray diffraction (XRD), a quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The Bi2O3 semiconductor NPs (diameter 1-3 nm)/SURMOF heterostructures exhibit superior photo-efficiencies compared to NPs synthesized using conventional routes, as demonstrated via the photodegradation of the nuclear fast red (NFR) dye.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6468-6472
Number of pages5
JournalNanoscale
Volume8
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 28 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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