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ACS Omega. 2019 May 31;4(5):9542-9551. doi: 10.1021/acsomega.9b00763. eCollection 2019 May 31.

Ambient Temperature NO Adsorber Derived from Pyrolysis of Co-MOF(ZIF-67).

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Key Laboratory for Advanced Materials, Research Institute of Industrial Catalysis, School of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237, PR China.
Institute for Integrated Catalysis, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, P.O. Box 999, Richland, Washington 99352, United States.


Co-, Ni-, and Zn-containing MOFs are prepared and then pyrolyzed to generate materials for ambient temperature NO adsorption. Materials containing Co are much more efficient for NO adsorption than those containing Ni and Zn; therefore, Co is identified as the active phase. The best performing material studied here achieves 100% low concentration (10 ppm) NO adsorption for more than 15 h under a weight hourly space velocity of 120 000 mL g-1 h-1. Powder X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared, and Raman spectroscopies, along with scanning electron microscopy and TEM, are used to probe the physicochemical properties of the materials, particularly the Co active phase, and chemistries involved in NO adsorption-desorption. NO adsorbs on oxygen-covered Co nanoparticle surfaces in the form of nitrates and desorbs as NO at higher temperatures as a result of surface nitrate decomposition. NO storage capacity decreases gradually upon repeated NO adsorption-desorption cycles, likely because of Co3O4 formation during these processes.

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The authors declare no competing financial interest.

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