, Volume 49, Issue 2, pp 130-134
Date: 12 Jun 2013

Heterophase synthesis of the high-porosity metal–organic framework compound copper(II) benzenetricarboxylate and its composite with phosphotungstic acid

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We show that the metal–organic framework (MOF) material Cu3(BTC)2 can be synthesized in quantitative yield by reaction of 1,3,5-benzenetricarboxylic acid with copper(II) hydroxide in an aqueous/alcoholic medium at room temperature. The material obtained is characterized by high values of the specific surface area (1660 m2/g, BET) and the pore volume (0.69 cm3/g). We demonstrate the applicability of this method to obtaining nanocomposite materials containing polyoxometalate clusters encapsulated within the cavities of Cu3(BTC)2.

Translated from Teoreticheskaya i Éksperimental’naya Khimiya, Vol. 49, No. 2, pp. 119–123, March-April, 2013.