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ERIC Number: EJ1062249
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Hydrothermal Synthesis and Characterization of a Metal-Organic Framework by Thermogravimetric Analysis, Powder X-Ray Diffraction, and Infrared Spectroscopy: An Integrative Inorganic Chemistry Experiment
Crane, Johanna L.; Anderson, Kelly E.; Conway, Samantha G.
Journal of Chemical Education, v92 n2 p373-377 Feb 2015
This advanced undergraduate laboratory experiment involves the synthesis and characterization of a metal-organic framework with microporous channels that are held intact via hydrogen bonding of the coordinated water molecules. The hydrothermal synthesis of Co[subscript 3](BTC)[subscript 2]·12H[subscript 2]O (BTC = 1,3,5-benzene tricarboxylic acid) is carried out using one of four different reactors (stainless steel, microwave, polypropylene bottle, or sealed glass ampules) and the products are evaluated and compared using thermogravimetric analysis, powder X-ray diffraction, and IR spectroscopy. Powder X-ray diffraction is also used to monitor the changes in structure of the framework during the partial or complete removal of the associated water molecules, as well as after reabsorption of water.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Grant or Contract Numbers: NSF-CCLI 0088633