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Beijing University of Technology

EducationBeijing, Beijing, China
About: Beijing University of Technology is a education organization based out in Beijing, Beijing, China. It is known for research contribution in the topics: Microstructure & Laser. The organization has 31929 authors who have published 31987 publications receiving 352112 citations. The organization is also known as: Běijīng Gōngyè Dàxué & Beijing Polytechnic University.


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TL;DR: A review of the recent development of natural zeolites as adsorbents in water and wastewater treatment can be found in this paper, where the properties and modification of natural zerosite are discussed and the modified zerosites achieving higher adsorption capacity for organics and anions.

1,794 citations

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TL;DR: Advances in Zr-MOFs since 2008 are summarized and reviewed from three aspects: design and synthesis, structure, and applications to provide guidance for the in-depth investigation of MOFs towards practical applications.
Abstract: Among the large family of metal–organic frameworks (MOFs), Zr-based MOFs, which exhibit rich structure types, outstanding stability, intriguing properties and functions, are foreseen as one of the most promising MOF materials for practical applications. Although this specific type of MOF is still in its early stage of development, significant progress has been made in recent years. Herein, advances in Zr-MOFs since 2008 are summarized and reviewed from three aspects: design and synthesis, structure, and applications. Four synthesis strategies implemented in building and/or modifying Zr-MOFs as well as their scale-up preparation under green and industrially feasible conditions are illustrated first. Zr-MOFs with various structural types are then classified and discussed in terms of different Zr-based secondary building units and organic ligands. Finally, applications of Zr-MOFs in catalysis, molecule adsorption and separation, drug delivery, and fluorescence sensing, and as porous carriers are highlighted. Such a review based on a specific type of MOF is expected to provide guidance for the in-depth investigation of MOFs towards practical applications.

1,692 citations

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TL;DR: A unique strategy employing heme-like active centers as structural motifs for the assembly of highly stable porous materials, which should possess well-defined mesochannels and ultrahigh stability in aqueous solution is proposed.
Abstract: In nature, metalloporphyrins are well known for performing many biological functions in aqueous media, such as light harvesting, oxygen transportation, and catalysis. Heme, the iron–porphyrin derivative, is the cofactor for many enzyme/ protein families, including peroxidases, cytochromes, hemoglobins, and myoglobins. Using synthetic systems to mimic natural enzymes with high catalytic activity and substrate selectivity has been a sought-after goal in the last decade. Direct application of a heme as an oxidation catalyst in aqueous solution is usually challenging due to the formation of catalytically inactive dimers and catalyst self-destruction in the oxidizing reaction media. One promising approach is to load heme on supports, such as zeolites, clays, nanoparticles, hydrogels, or carbon materials, a practice which inevitably dilutes the density of active sites. An alternative approach is to protect the heme center by modifying the porphyrin to produce dendrimers or molecular crystals, which is a synthetically demanding method. Herein, we propose a unique strategy employing heme-like active centers as structural motifs for the assembly of highly stable porous materials, which should possess well-defined mesochannels and ultrahigh stability in aqueous solution. Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are a new class of crystalline porous materials with fascinating structures and intriguing properties, such as permanent porosity, high surface area, and uniform open cavities. The availability of various building blocks consisting of metals and organic linkers makes it possible to construct MOFs with unique properties for diverse applications. However, these desirable features of MOFs have rarely been applied to an enzymatic mimic, especially for catalysis in an aqueous medium, despite the fact that the assembly of ligands bearing high-density active sites into 3D frameworks may provide an ideal system to both enhance the catalytic activity and protect the cofactors. One of the main reasons is the lack of water-stable MOFs containing redox-active metal centers. Furthermore, most MOFs are microporous (pore size< 2 nm). Although they are suitable for gas storage, the small pore size slows down diffusion and limits the access of large substrate molecules to the active sites inside a MOF. Therefore, MOFs with mesopores, accessible redox sites, and ultrahigh stability, especially in aqueous media, are indispensible for any successful biomimetic attempt. Herein we have employed Fe-TCPP (TCPP= tetrakis(4carboxyphenyl)porphyrin) as a heme-like ligand and chosen highly stable Zr6 clusters as nodes for the assembly of stable Zr-MOFs. With carefully selected starting materials, we have successfully constructed a 3D heme-like MOF, designated as PCN-222(Fe) (Figure 1; PCN= porous coordination net-

1,449 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, a review of the application of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) in photocatalytic degradation of organic pollutants is presented, where the reported examples are collected and analyzed; and the reaction mechanism, the influence of various factors on the catalytic performance, involved challenges, and the prospect are discussed and estimated.
Abstract: Efficient removal of organic pollutants from wastewater has become a hot research topic due to its ecological and environmental importance. Traditional water treatment methods such as adsorption, coagulation, and membrane separation suffer from high operating costs, and even generate secondary pollutants. Photocatalysis on semiconductor catalysts (TiO2, ZnO, Fe2O3, CdS, GaP, and ZnS) has demonstrated efficiency in degrading a wide range of organic pollutants into biodegradable or less toxic organic compounds, as well as inorganic CO2, H2O, NO3−, PO43−, and halide ions. However, the difficult post-separation, easy agglomeration, and low solar energy conversion efficiency of these inorganic catalysts limit their large scale applications. Exploitation of new catalysts has been attracting great attention in the related research communities. In the past two decades, a class of newly-developed inorganic–organic hybrid porous materials, namely metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) has generated rapid development due to their versatile applications such as in catalysis and separation. Recent research has showed that these materials, acting as catalysts, are quite effective in the photocatalytic degradation of organic pollutants. This review highlights research progress in the application of MOFs in this area. The reported examples are collected and analyzed; and the reaction mechanism, the influence of various factors on the catalytic performance, the involved challenges, and the prospect are discussed and estimated. It is clear that MOFs have a bright future in photocatalysis for pollutant degradation.

1,338 citations

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TL;DR: It was demonstrated that the adsorption plays an important role in the preconcentration of analytes, which can further increase the fluorescent quenching efficiency and be potentially useful in monitoring water quality and treating wastewater.
Abstract: Antibiotics and organic explosives are among the main organic pollutants in wastewater; their detection and removal are quite important but challenging. As a new class of porous materials, metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) are considered as a promising platform for the sensing and adsorption applications. In this work, guided by a topological design approach, two stable isostructural Zr(IV)-based MOFs, Zr6O4(OH)8(H2O)4(CTTA)8/3 (BUT-12, H3CTTA = 5′-(4-carboxyphenyl)-2′,4′,6′-trimethyl-[1,1′:3′,1″-terphenyl]-4,4″-dicarboxylic acid) and Zr6O4(OH)8(H2O)4(TTNA)8/3 (BUT-13, H3TTNA = 6,6′,6″-(2,4,6-trimethylbenzene-1,3,5-triyl)tris(2-naphthoic acid)) with the the-a topological structure constructed by D4h 8-connected Zr6 clusters and D3h 3-connected linkers were designed and synthesized. The two MOFs are highly porous with the Brunauer–Emmett–Teller surface area of 3387 and 3948 m2 g–1, respectively. Particularly, BUT-13 features one of the most porous water-stable MOFs reported so far. Interestingly, these MOFs ...

1,164 citations


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NameH-indexPapersCitations
Zhong Lin Wang2452529259003
Pulickel M. Ajayan1761223136241
James M. Tour14385991364
Dacheng Tao133136268263
Lei Zhang130231286950
Hong-Cai Zhou11448966320
Xiaodong Li104130049024
Lin Li104202761709
Ming Li103166962672
Wenjun Zhang9697638530
Lianzhou Wang9559631438
Miroslav Krstic9595542886
Zhiguo Yuan9363328645
Xiang Gao92135942047
Xiao-yan Li8552831861
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No. of papers from the Institution in previous years
YearPapers
2023124
2022611
20213,573
20203,341
20193,075
20182,523