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Structural transition from two-dimensional ZIF-L to three-dimensional ZIF-8 nanoparticles in aqueous room temperature synthesis with improved CO2 adsorption

Khan, I. U. and Othman, M. H. D. and Ismail, A. F. and Ismail, N. and Jaafar, J. and Hashim, H. and Rahman, M. A. and Jilani, A. (2018) Structural transition from two-dimensional ZIF-L to three-dimensional ZIF-8 nanoparticles in aqueous room temperature synthesis with improved CO2 adsorption. Materials Characterization, 136 . pp. 407-416. ISSN 1044-5803

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matchar.2018.01.003

Abstract

A new micron-sized leaf- two-dimensional (2D) structured zeolitic imidazolate framework (ZIF-L) and nano-sized ZIF-8 were successfully synthesised in aqueous basic solution at room temperature with the same molar ratio of reagents (Zn+ 2/Hmim = 8). Both ZIFs have attracted tremendous research interest due to their wide applications including absorption, separation, and catalysis. This phase and morphology change could be tailored by changing the concentration of base-type additive triethylamine (TEA). Also, this morphology change from 2D (ZIF-L) to three-dimensional (3D) (ZIF-8) was observed by X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), attenuated total reflectance infrared (ATR-IR) spectroscopy analysis, and surface area and pore textural properties using micromeritics gas adsorption analyser. The total amount of basic sites and carbon dioxide (CO2) desorption capacity were also calculated using CO2 temperature-programmed desorption (CO2-TPD) technique. Furthermore, TEA/total mole ratio of 0.0006 was proved as transition loading between two phases. Also, the particle and crystal size of samples decreased with increasing TEA/total mole ratio. The smallest ZIF-L and ZIF-8 particles obtained were 1.6 μm and 177 nm, respectively that showed excellent thermal stability. The basicity and uptakes of CO2 improved proportionally with TEA and followed this order: ZIF-8 > ZIF-L. This study provides some new insights into zeolitic imidazolate framework by controlling crystal growth and morphology.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:desorption, molar ratio, particle size
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Chemical and Energy Engineering
ID Code:83960
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:31 Oct 2019 18:10
Last Modified:05 Nov 2019 12:36

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