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 (US)
Pages (from-to)20813-20821
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry A
Issue number42
StatePublished - 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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