Accurately characterizing actinide oxides bound to metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) is important for designing MOFs as radioactive waste sorbents and catalytic supports. In this work, the zirconium MOF NU-1000 was post-synthetically modified through solvothermal deposition to include the uranyl (UO22+) ion and characterized via single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Bond lengths derived from the diffraction pattern and Raman spectroscopy indicate that UO22+ maintains its chemical properties upon deposition, while alcohol oxidation photocatalysis reveals photo-interactions between the pyrene linkers and the UO22+ ion.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
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Knapp, J. G. (Contributor), Zhang, X. (Contributor), Elkin, T. (Contributor), Wolfsberg, L. E. (Contributor), Hanna, S. L. (Contributor), Son, F. A. (Contributor), Scott, B. L. (Contributor) & Farha, O. K. (Contributor), Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre, 2020