Preparation of a series of metal-organic-framework-199 (Cu) and their catalytic effect on the decomposition of hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-s-triazine

Xiaoxiao Wang, Cenlin Pan, Yingying Wu, Jiajing Xie, Mohamed M. Ibrahim, Zeinhom M. El-Bahy, Safaa N. Abdou, Xiaofeng Shi*, Ben Bin Xu*, Jiang Guo*

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In this study, a series of MOF-199 were prepared with Cu as the metal center and trimesic acid as the organic ligand. The morphology changes of the MOF-199 under different preparation conditions and its application in the catalytic thermal decomposition of hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-s-triazine (RDX) was studied. The morphological changes of MOF-199 were compared by scanning electron microscope (SEM), the crystal structures of MOF-199 were analyzed by X-ray diffraction (XRD), and the effects of MOF-199 with different morphological characteristics on the thermal decomposition behavior of RDX were studied by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The results show that MOF-199 with different morphologies can effectively adjust the thermal decomposition process of RDX and reduce the decomposition peak temperature of RDX, and the catalytic effect of MOF-199 is different due to different crystal surfaces exposed. Among them, (110) is a highly active crystal plane with high catalytic activity. In addition to the crystal plane structure, the defects on the surface of MOF-199 will also affect its catalytic performance. This study provides some theoretical support for the catalytic mechanism of MOFs in the thermal decomposition of nitro compounds.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalEmerging Materials Research
Issue number1
Early online date28 Feb 2024
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2024

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