Extracting organic contaminants from water using the metal-organic framework CrIII(OH).{O2C-C6H4-CO2}

  • Maes M
  • Schouteden S
  • Alaerts L
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The water-stable metal-organic framework MIL-53(Cr) is able to adsorb phenol and p-cresol from contaminated water as well as the monomeric sugar D-(-)-fructose. Based on the isotherm for phenol uptake from the liquid phase, it is proposed that the framework breathes to maximize the uptake.

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  • M Maes

  • S Schouteden

  • L Alaerts

  • D Depla

  • D E De Vos

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