Easy Processing of Metal-Organic Frameworks into Pellets and Membranes


Herein, we present a simple and inexpensive method for the immobilization of Metal-Organic Framework (MOF) particles in the form of pellets and membranes. This processing procedure is possible using polymethacrylate polymer (PMMA) as a binding or coating agent, improving stability and significantly increasing the water repellency. HKUST and MMOF-74 (M = Mg2+, Zn2+, Co2+ or Ni2+) are stable with the processing and high loadings of MOF materials into the processed pellet or membranes. These methods can provide the know-how for the immobilization of MOFs for, for example, application in air purification and the removal of toxic compounds and are well-suited for deployment in air purification devices.



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Chemistry; Engineering; Materials Science; Physics


Figueira, F; Mendes, RE; Domingues, EM; Barbosa, P; Figueiredo, F; Paz, FAA; Rocha, J

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This work was developed within the scope of the project CICECO-Aveiro Institute of Materials, UIDB/50011/2020 & UIDP/50011/2020, financed by national funds through the FCT/MEC and when appropriate co-financed by FEDER under the PT2020 Partnership Agreement and UniRCell SAICTPAC/0032/2015, POCI01-0145-FEDER-016422. F.F. and R.F.M. acknowledge the project Smart Green Homes-BOSCH (POCI010247-FEDER-007678) for the Postdoctoral and Masters scholarships (refs. BPD/CICECO/5508/2017 and BIMSGH/CICECO-UA/174-01/2017, respectively). FCT is also gratefully acknowledged for the Junior Research Position CEECIND/00553/2017 (to R.F.M.)

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