Chemical Research in Chinese Universities

, Volume 35, Issue 4, pp 564–569 | Cite as

Facile Synthesis of Fe-based MOFs(Fe-BTC) as Efficient Adsorbent for Water Purifications

  • Qian Han
  • Zumin Wang
  • Xiaoyu Chen
  • Chuangwei Jiao
  • Haiyan LiEmail author
  • Ranbo YuEmail author


Fe-based metal-organic frameworks(Fe-BTC) were successfully synthesized in a large scale by using a simple one-pot method at room temperature. To understand its composition, texture and morphology, the as-synthesized material was analyzed systematically. Moreover, based on the adsorption property for anionic organic dyes(methyl orange, Congo red), cationic organic dyes(methylene blue, rhodamine B) and heavy metal ions(Pb2+) in aqueous solutions, it was revealed that the obtained Fe-BTC showed excellent capacities and adsorption rates for different adsorbates. Besides the general adsorption effect derived from the numerous pores and large specific surface area, the electrostatic forces and π-π interactions between benzene rings are believed to play significant roles in the large uptakes of this Fe-BTC sample. And the existence of mesopores in Fe-BTC might accelerate the adsorption.


One-pot synthesis Metal-organic framework Water purification Adsorption 


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Facile Synthesis of Fe-Based MOFs (Fe-BTC) as Efficient Adsorbent for Water Purifications


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physical Chemistry, School of Metallurgical and Ecological EngineeringUniversity of Science and Technology BeijingBeijingP. R. China
  2. 2.School of Environment and Energy EngineeringBeijing University of Civil Engineering and ArchitectureBeijingP. R. China
  3. 3.Laboratory of Material Processing and Mold, Ministry of EducationZhengzhou UniversityZhengzhouP. R. China

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