Influence of metal ions on the selective catalytic oxidation properties of isostructural MOFs

Yu Han, Yuanyuan Li, Xiaoxiao Wang, Yansong Li, Haitao Xu*, Siyan Chen, Zhen liang Xu

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Two new metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) [Co(AIA)(3-bpdh), Mn(AIA)(3-bpdh)], featuring 2-dimensional layer network topologies are successfully assembled by the solvent diffusion method as CoII and MnII isostructural MOFs, hereafter, 1Co and 1Mn. Moreover, a series of micro-crystals of these two kinds of MOFs with different morphologies and sizes are also obtained by adjusting the synthesis systems. Interestingly, one MOF exhibits selective catalytic oxidation properties for the degradation of malachite green dye, whereas the other MOF shows corresponding properties for methylene blue. In addition, a detailed possible oxidation catalytic mechanism is proposed. This work highlights that MOFs are functional materials for selective dye degradation and demonstrates that metal ion replacement is an efficient way to regulate MOFs for deserving applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)176-179
Number of pages4
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
StatePublished - Feb 24 2018

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 21371058 ) and the Ministry of Education ( A200-C-1101 ). This work was supported in part by East China University of Science & Technology ( YA0157117 ) and the Key Laboratory for Ultrafine Materials of the Ministry of Education (ECUST).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2017 Elsevier B.V.


  • Crystal structure
  • Metal-organic frameworks
  • Microcrystals
  • Organic dyes
  • Selective catalysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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