Metal organic framework derived Cu–carbon composite: An efficient non-noble metal catalyst for reduction of hexavalent chromium and pendimethalin

Zubair Hasan, Jinwoo Cho, Jörg Rinklebe, Yong Sik Ok, Dong Wan Cho, Hocheol Song

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Abstract

A Cu–carbon composite was facilely synthesized via one step calcination of a Cu-based metal organic frameworks (MOF), HKUST-1, under N2 atmosphere. Physicochemical characteristics of the composite were examined with a series of spectroscopy and surface analyzer. The composite was used as a catalyst in the reduction of Cr(VI) and pendimethalin using HCOOH and NaBH4 as reductants, respectively. The composite was very efficient in both reduction reactions, completing the reactions in several minutes. The composite also exhibited a robust reusability in the completion of four repeated Cr(VI) reduction cycles, demonstrating its potential utility as an alternative to noble-metal catalysts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-337
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry
Volume52
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Aug 25
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Chromium
  • Composites
  • Metal-organic frameworks
  • Non-noble metal catalyst
  • Pendimethalin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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