Formation of Gold Nanoclusters from Goldcarbonyl Chloride inside the Metal-Organic Framework HKUST-1

  • Autor:

    Hassan, Z. M. / Guo, W. / Welle, A. / Oestreich, R. / Janiak, C. / Redel, E. (2023)

  • Quelle:

    Molecules 2023, 28(6), 2716,

  • Datum: März 2023
  • Abstract

    Gas-phase infiltration of the carbonylchloridogold(I), Au(CO)Cl precursor into the pores of HKUST-1 ([Cu3(BTC)2(H2O)2], Cu-BTC) SURMOFs (surface-mounted metal-organic frameworks; BTC = benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxylate) leads to Au(CO)Cl decomposition within the MOF through hydrolysis with the aqua ligands on Cu. Small Aux clusters with an average atom number of x ≈ 5 are formed in the medium-sized pores of the HKUST-1 matrix. These gold nanoclusters are homogeneously distributed and crystallographically ordered, which was supported by simulations of the powder X-ray diffractometric characterization. Aux@HKUST-1 was further characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and infrared reflection absorption (IRRA) as well as Raman spectroscopy, time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (ToF-SIMS), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES).