Graphene oxide wrapped copper-benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxylate metal organic framework as efficient absorbent for gaseous toluene under ambient conditions.

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Summary of "Graphene oxide wrapped copper-benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxylate metal organic framework as efficient absorbent for gaseous toluene under ambient conditions."

The ultrasonic-assisted hydrothermal and ethanol activation method was proposed to synthesize copper-benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxylate (Cu-BTC) metal organic framework and Cu-BTC/graphene oxide (GO) composites (Cu-BTC@GO). The dynamic adsorption behavior of toluene on two adsorbents was studied and compared with that of GO and reduced graphene oxide (RGO). The Cu-BTC@GO exhibited high adsorption capacity (183 mg/g) for toluene, which is nearly three times as much as that of Cu-BTC (62.7 mg/g) with the GO mass fraction of 20%. Furthermore, the adsorption of toluene on Cu-BTC@GO composites was positively correlated with the initial concentration of toluene and the adsorbent dosage, and negatively correlated with the temperature. The adsorption data of toluene on Cu-BTC@GO composites were well in accordance with pseudo-first kinetics model. Langmuir model had a better fit than Freundlich model. The adsorption thermodynamic results showed that the adsorption process was mainly physical adsorption and the adsorption process was spontaneous at low temperature. After five adsorption-desorption cycles, the adsorption efficiency can still reach 82.1%.This study will help to draw a promising roadmap to describe the adsorption performance of Cu-BTC@GO composites for toluene.


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Name: Environmental science and pollution research international
ISSN: 1614-7499


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