Scalable Room-Temperature Conversion of Copper(II) Hydroxide into HKUST-1 (Cu3(btc)2)

Authors

  • Gerardo Majano,

    1. Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering, Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zürich, Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 10, CH-8093, Zurich, Switzerland
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  • Javier Pérez-Ramírez

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    1. Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering, Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zürich, Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 10, CH-8093, Zurich, Switzerland
    • Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering, Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zürich, Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 10, CH-8093, Zurich, Switzerland.
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Abstract

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Copper(II) hydroxide is converted directly to HKUST-1 (Cu3(btc)2) after only 5 min at room-temperature in aqueous ethanolic solution without the need of additional solvents. Scale up to the kilogram scale does not influence porous properties yielding pure-phase product with a remarkable total surface area exceeding 1700 m2 g−1 featuring aggregates of nanometer-sized crystals (<600 nm) and extremely high space-time yields.

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