Bi2O3 nanoparticles encapsulated in surface mounted metalorganic frameworks thin films.

  • chair:

    GUO,W. / ZHI, C. / NEUMANN, T. / KÜBEL, C. / WENZEL, W. / WELLE, A. / PFLEGING,W. / SHEKHA, O. / WÖLL, C. / REDEL,  E. (2016)

  • place:

    Nanoscale (RSC) 2016, 8, 6468-6472

  • Date: Februar 2016


We describe a novel procedure to fabricate a recyclable hybrid-photocatalyst based on Bi2O3@HKUST-1 MOF porous thin films. Bi2O3 nanoparticles (NPs) were synthesized within HKUST-1 (or Cu3(BTC)2) surface-mounted metal–organic frame-works (SURMOFs) and characterized using X-ray diffraction (XRD), a quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM).

The Bi2O3 semiconductor NPs (diameter 1–3 nm)/SURMOF heterostructures exhibit superior photo-efficiencies compared to NPs synthesized using conventional routes, as demonstrated via the photodegradation of the nuclear fast red (NFR) dye.