Uniform cerium-based metal–organic framework microflowers: controlled synthesis, characterization and formation mechanism

Uniform cerium-based metal–organic framework microflowers: controlled synthesis,... Three dimensional (3D) flower-like cerium pyrazine-2,3,5,6-tetracarboxylate metal–organic framework has been successfully prepared on a large scale through a simple and facile hydrothermal method without the assistance of any surfactant or template. The composition and structure of the samples were well characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray powder diffraction, elemental analysis, thermogravimetric analysis, scanning electron microscopy, and energy dispersive X-ray, respectively. The experimental results indicate that these 3D flower-like architectures with diameter of about 4 μm are composed of a large number of nanosheets. The presumed molecular formula of the cerium-based metal–organic framework is Ce2(pztc)(H2O)6. In addition, a possible mechanism for the formation of cerium pyrazine-2,3,5,6-tetracarboxylate architectures was proposed based on time-dependent experiments. Furthermore, the as-obtained flower-like cerium-based metal–organic framework architectures could be easily transformed into CeO2 microstructures with flower-like outlines through simply heat-treating in air. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics Springer Journals

Uniform cerium-based metal–organic framework microflowers: controlled synthesis, characterization and formation mechanism

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Publisher
Springer US
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Springer Science+Business Media New York
Subject
Materials Science; Optical and Electronic Materials; Characterization and Evaluation of Materials
ISSN
0957-4522
eISSN
1573-482X
D.O.I.
10.1007/s10854-017-7118-9
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