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Remarkable Improvement in the Mechanical Properties and CO2 Uptake of MOFs Brought About by Covalent Linking to Graphene

Kumar, Ram and Raut, Devaraj and Ramamurty, Upadrasta and Rao, CNR (2016) Remarkable Improvement in the Mechanical Properties and CO2 Uptake of MOFs Brought About by Covalent Linking to Graphene. In: ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION, 55 (27). pp. 7857-7861.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201603320

Abstract

Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are exceptional as gas adsorbents but their mechanical properties are poor. We present a successful strategy to improve the mechanical properties along with gas adsorption characteristics, wherein graphene (Gr) is covalently bonded with M/DOBDC (M=Mg2+, Ni2+, or Co2+, DOBDC=2,5-dioxido-1,4-benzene dicarboxylate) MOFs. The surface area of the graphene-MOF composites increases up to 200-300 m(2) g(-1) whereas the CO2 uptake increases by ca. 3-5 wt% at 0.15 atm and by 610 wt% at 1 atm. What is significant is that the composites exhibit improved mechanical properties. In the case of Mg/DOBDC, a three-fold increase in both the elastic modulus and hardness with 5 wt% graphene reinforcement is observed. Improvement in both the mechanical properties and gas adsorption characteristics of porous MOFs on linking them to graphene is a novel observation and suggests a new avenue for the design and synthesis of porous materials.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH, POSTFACH 101161, 69451 WEINHEIM, GERMANY
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
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Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2016 10:22
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2016 10:22
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/55109

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