Band gap modulation in zirconium-based metal-organic frameworks by defect engineering

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dc.contributor.author Taddei, Marco
dc.contributor.author Schukraft, Giulia M.
dc.contributor.author Warwick, Michael E. A.
dc.contributor.author Tiana, Davide
dc.contributor.author McPherson, Matthew J.
dc.contributor.author Jones, Daniel R.
dc.contributor.author Petit, Camille
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-13T12:39:24Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-13T12:39:24Z
dc.date.issued 2019-08-19
dc.identifier.citation Taddei, M., Schukraft, G. M., Warwick, M. E. A., Tiana, D., McPherson, M. J., Jones, D. R. and Petit, C. (2019) 'Band gap modulation in zirconium-based metal-organic frameworks by defect engineering', Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 7(41), pp. 23781-23786. doi: 10.1039/C9TA05216J en
dc.identifier.volume 7 en
dc.identifier.issued 41 en
dc.identifier.startpage 23781 en
dc.identifier.endpage 23786 en
dc.identifier.issn 2050-7488
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/8999
dc.identifier.doi 10.1039/C9TA05216J en
dc.description.abstract We report a defect-engineering approach to modulate the band gap of zirconium-based metal–organic framework UiO-66, enabled by grafting of a range of amino-functionalised benzoic acids at defective sites. Defect engineered MOFs were obtained by both post-synthetic exchange and modulated synthesis, featuring band gap in the 4.1–3.3 eV range. First principle calculations suggest that shrinking of the band gap is likely due to an upward shift of the valence band energy, as a result of the presence of light-absorbing monocarboxylates. The photocatalytic properties of defect-engineered MOFs towards CO2 reduction to CO in the gas phase and degradation of Rhodamine B in water were tested, observing improved activity in both cases, in comparison to a defective UiO-66 bearing formic acid as the defect-compensating species. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Royal Society of Chemistry en
dc.rights © 2019, the Authors. Journal of Materials Chemistry A is © the Royal Society of Chemistry. en
dc.subject Band gap en
dc.subject Zirconium en
dc.subject UiO-66 en
dc.subject Amino-functionalised benzoic acids en
dc.subject MOF en
dc.subject Defect engineering en
dc.subject Valence band energy en
dc.subject Light-absorbing monocarboxylates en
dc.subject Defect-engineered MOFs en
dc.title Band gap modulation in zirconium-based metal-organic frameworks by defect engineering en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Davide Tiana, Chemistry, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: davide.tiana@ucc.ie en
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dc.check.date 2020-08-19
dc.date.updated 2019-11-13T12:18:27Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
dc.internal.rssid 499775294
dc.contributor.funder Horizon 2020 en
dc.contributor.funder Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal of Materials Chemistry A en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress davide.tiana@ucc.ie en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020::MSCA-COFUND-FP/663830/EU/Strengthening International Research Capacity in Wales/SIRCIW en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/RCUK/EPSRC/EP/R01910X/1/GB/Defect-engineered metal-organic frameworks for carbon dioxide capture/ en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/RCUK/EPSRC/EP/L015277/1/GB/EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in the Advanced Characterisation of Materials/ en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/RCUK/EPSRC/EP/P020267/1/GB/EPCC Tier 2 HPC Service/ en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/RCUK/EPSRC/EP/M028267/1/GB/Advanced Materials equipment refresh/ en
dc.identifier.eissn 2050-7496


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