Tailoring the Pore Size and Functionality of UiO-Type Metal-Organic Frameworks for Optimal Nerve Agent Destruction

Gregory W. Peterson, Su Young Moon, George W. Wagner, Morgan G. Hall, Jared B. Decoste, Joseph T. Hupp, Omar K. Farha

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Evaluation of UiO-66 and UiO-67 metal-organic framework derivatives as catalysts for the degradation of soman, a chemical warfare agent, showed the importance of both the linker size and functionality. The best catalysts yielded half-lives of less than 1 min. Further testing with a nerve agent simulant established that different rate-assessment techniques yield similar values for degradation half-lives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9684-9686
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - Oct 19 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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