Ultrahydrophobic fluorous metal-organic framework derived recyclable composite as apromising platform to tackle marine oil spills

TitleUltrahydrophobic fluorous metal-organic framework derived recyclable composite as apromising platform to tackle marine oil spills
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsMukherjee, S, Kansara, AM, Saha, D, Gonnade, R, Mullangi, D, Manna, B, Desai, AV, Thorat, SH, Singh, PS, Mukherjee, A, Ghosh, SK
JournalChemistry-A European Journal
Volume22
Issue31
Pagination10937-10943
Date PublishedJUL
Abstract

Derived from a strategically chosen hexafluorinated dicarboxylate linker aimed at the designed synthesis of a superhydrophobic metal-organic framework (MOF), the fluorine-rich nanospace of a water-stable MOF (UHMOF-100) exhibits excellent water-repellent features. It registered the highest water contact angle (approximate to 176 degrees) in the MOF domain, marking the first example of an ultrahydrophobic MOF. Various experimental and theoretical studies reinforce its distinc-tive water-repellent characteristics, and the conjugation of superoleophilicity and unparalleled hydrophobicity of a MOF material has been coherently exploited to achieve real-time oil/water separation in recyclable membrane form, with significant absorption capacity performance. This is also the first report of an oil/water separating fluorinated ultrahydrophobic MOF-based membrane material, with potential promise for tackling marine oil spillages.

DOI10.1002/chem.201601724
Type of Journal (Indian or Foreign)

Foreign

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5.771

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Center for Material Characterization (CMC)
Physical and Materials Chemistry