Isoreticular MOFs as Efficient Photocatalysts with Tunable Band Gap: An Operando FTIR Study of the Photoinduced Oxidation of Propylene

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  • Jorge Gascon Dr.,

    1. Catalysis Engineering—DelftChemTech, Delft University of Technology, Julianalaan 136, 2628 BL Delft (The Netherlands), Fax: (+31) 152785006
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  • María D. Hernández-Alonso Dr.,

    1. Catalysis Engineering—DelftChemTech, Delft University of Technology, Julianalaan 136, 2628 BL Delft (The Netherlands), Fax: (+31) 152785006
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  • Ana Rita Almeida,

    1. Catalysis Engineering—DelftChemTech, Delft University of Technology, Julianalaan 136, 2628 BL Delft (The Netherlands), Fax: (+31) 152785006
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  • Gerard P. M. van Klink Prof.,

    1. Catalysis Engineering—DelftChemTech, Delft University of Technology, Julianalaan 136, 2628 BL Delft (The Netherlands), Fax: (+31) 152785006
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  • Freek Kapteijn Prof.,

    1. Catalysis Engineering—DelftChemTech, Delft University of Technology, Julianalaan 136, 2628 BL Delft (The Netherlands), Fax: (+31) 152785006
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  • Guido Mul Dr.

    1. Catalysis Engineering—DelftChemTech, Delft University of Technology, Julianalaan 136, 2628 BL Delft (The Netherlands), Fax: (+31) 152785006
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Abstract

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Photo frame(work): The first spectroscopic evidence of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) acting as photocatalysts has been obtained. Isoreticular MOFs act as efficient photocatalysts in the photooxidation of propylene. The band gap energy can be tuned by changing the organic linker. Among the MOFs tested, the 2,6-naphthalenedicarboxylic acid based IRMOF was the most active, showing a higher activity than ZnO.

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