Exceptional TcO4 sorption capacity and highly efficient ReO4 luminescence sensing by Zr4+ MOFs

Sofia Rapti, Stavros A. Diamantis, Argyro Dafnomili, Anastasia Pournara, Euaggelia Skliri, Gerasimos S. Armatas, Athanassios C. Tsipis, Ioannis Spanopoulos, Christos D. Malliakas, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis, John C. Plakatouras, Fotini Noli, Theodore Lazarides, Manolis J. Manos

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The sorption properties of [Zr6O4(OH)4(NH3 +-BDC)6]Cl6·xH2O (MOR-1) and H16[Zr6O16(H2PATP)4]Cl8·xH2O (MOR-2) towards ReO4 and TcO4 were studied in detail. Both MOR-1 and MOR-2 are very effective sorbents for ReO4 and TcO4 anions, with MOR-2 showing the highest sorption capacity (up to 4.1 ± 0.4 mmol g−1) among the known metal organic materials. Importantly, the exceptional sorption capacity of MOR-2 is retained even under conditions simulating acidic nuclear waste. In addition, MOR-1 and MOR-2 exhibit selective luminescence ReO4 sensing properties, demonstrated for the first time for MOF materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20813-20821
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry A
Issue number42
Publication statusPublished - 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science(all)

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