Aluminum carboxylate-based metal organic frameworks for effective adsorption of anionic azo dyes from aqueous media

Kyung Won Jung, Brian Hyun Choi, Chau Minh Dao, Young Jae Lee, Jae Woo Choi, Kyu Hong Ahn, Sang-Hyup Lee

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High quantities of synthetic dyes are prevalent in wastewater, which are disposed into the environment without proper treatment. In this work, two types of aluminum based metal-organic frameworks, Al-FA (fumaric acid) and Al-SA (succinic acid), were synthesized using water as the solvent and employed for the adsorption of mono and di-azo dyes. Al-SA exhibited superior affinities towards both substrates compared to those of Al-FA, with maximum adsorption capacities of 559.28 and 332.48. mg/g for mono and di-azo dyes, respectively. Overall findings insinuate that Al-SA can be considered as a promising candidate for efficient azo dye removing agent.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2017



  • Adsorbents
  • Azo dyes
  • Fumaric acid
  • Metal-organic frameworks
  • Succinic acid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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