A 3D heterometallic Ni(ii)/K(i) MOF with a rare rna topology: Synthesis, structural features, and photocatalytic dye degradation modeling

Treatment of Ni(ii) acetate with picolinic acid (Hpic) and KSCN resulted in the self-assembly generation of a new heterometallic and heteroleptic 3D metal-organic framework (MOF) formulated as [Ni(μ3-pic)2K(μ-SCN)]n (1). The crystal structure of 1 features a very intricate structure with a rare type of rna topology. This compound extends a still limited family of heterometallic picolinate-driven MOFs and represents the first Ni/K-picolinate derivative. Micro- and nanoscale samples of 1 (hereinafter 1s) were also obtained by a sonochemical irradiation method, wherein the effects of sonication power, reaction time, reactant concentration and temperature on the morphology of 1s were studied. Ultrasonically generated samples of 1s were characterized by standard methods and applied as photocatalysts for the photodegradation of bromocresol green (BCG) in aqueous solution under visible-light, leading to 94% degradation efficiency. The response surface methodology (RSM) with central composite design (CCD) was used for modeling and optimization of photodegradation variables such as pH, irradiation time, the initial BCG concentration, and catalyst dosage. © 2019 The Royal Society of Chemistry and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique.

Abedi M.1 , Mahmoudi G. 2 , Hayati P.3 , MacHura B.4 , Zubkov F.I. 5 , Mohammadi K.3 , Bahrami S.6 , Derikvandi H.7 , Mehrabadi Z.8 , Kirillov A.M. 5, 9
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  • 1 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, P.O. Box 56199-11367, Ardabil, Iran
  • 2 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Maragheh, P.O. Box 55181-83111, Maragheh, Iran
  • 3 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Persian Gulf University, Bushehr, 75169, Iran
  • 4 Department of Crystallography, Institute of Chemistry, University of Silesia, 9th Szkolna St, Katowice, 40-006, Poland
  • 5 Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University), Miklukho-Maklaya str. 6, Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation
  • 6 Department of Environmental Health, School of Health, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
  • 7 Department of Clean Technologies, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Research Center of Iran, P. O. Box 14335-186, Tehran, Iran
  • 8 Department of Chemistry, Firoozabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Firoozabad, Iran
  • 9 Centro de Química Estrutural, Complexo i, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Av. Rovisco Pais, Lisbon, 1049-001, Portugal
bromocresol green; dye; metal organic framework; nickel; picolinic acid; potassium; aqueous solution; Article; pH; photocatalysis; photodegradation; priority journal; reaction temperature; reaction time; response surface method; scanning electron microscopy; synthesis; ultrasound; X ray diffraction; X ray powder diffraction
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