Water-based synthesis of zeolitic imidazolate framework-8 for CO2capture
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Original versionRSC Advances. 2017, 7 (46), 29227-29232. 10.1039/c7ra04875k
This paper studies the impacts of five key synthesis parameters of zeolitic imidazolate framework-8 (ZIF-8) in an aqueous solution, namely zinc resource, pH value, temperature, reaction time, and the concentration of water in the ligand (H2O/Hmim). It was found that the crystallization of ZIF-8 samples is strongly impacted by these synthesis parameters. ZIF-8 synthesized at a temperature of 85 °C, reaction time of 5 min, and pH value of 11.4 had a large special surface area and pore volume, and thus had a high CO2adsorption capacity of 3.04 mmol g-1. The CO2capture capacity remained constant after eleven consecutive adsorption-desorption experiments. Further applications of the hydrothermal synthesis method are promising considering the remarkable CO2adsorption capacity and cyclic regeneration ability. © 2017 The Royal Society of Chemistry.