Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorHussain, MZ
dc.contributor.authorPawar, GS
dc.contributor.authorHuang, Z
dc.contributor.authorTahir, AA
dc.contributor.authorFischer, RA
dc.contributor.authorZhu, Y
dc.contributor.authorXia, Y
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-22T12:27:50Z
dc.date.issued2019-02-04
dc.description.abstractPorous ZnO/C nanocomposites derived from 3 different Zinc based metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) including MOF-5, MOF-74 and ZIF-8, were prepared at high temperature under water-steam atmosphere and their performances in photocatalytic H 2 evolution reaction (HER) and photodegradation of organic dye pollutants were evaluated. The formation mechanism from MOF precursors, the structural properties, morphologies, compositions and textural properties of the derived ZnO/C composites were fully investigated based on different characterization techniques and the correlation between the precursors and the derived composites was discussed. It is evident that MOF precursors determine the crystalline structures, doping profiles, thermal stabilities and metal oxide-carbon weight percentage ratios of the resulting composites. The correlation between MOFs and their derived nanocomposites indicates that different parameters play unalike roles in photocatalytic performances. The desired properties can be tuned by selecting appropriate MOF precursors. MOF-5 derived porous ZnO/C nanocomposite not only exhibits the highest photocatalytic dye degradation activity under visible light among these MOFs, but also outperforms those derived from MOF-74 and ZIF-8 up to 9 and 4 times in photocatalytic HER respectively. This study offers simple and environmentally friendly approaches to further develop new homogeneously dispersed functional metal oxide/carbon composites for various energy and environment-related applications.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipEuropean Commissionen_GB
dc.identifier.citationVol. 146, pp. 348 - 363en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.carbon.2019.02.013
dc.identifier.grantnumberRFCS-2016-754077en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10871/36026
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherElsevier for American Carbon Societyen_GB
dc.rights.embargoreasonUnder embargo until 4 February 2020 in compliance with publisher policy
dc.rights© 2019. This version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/  en_GB
dc.titlePorous ZnO/Carbon nanocomposites derived from metal organic frameworks for highly efficient photocatalytic applications - A correlational studyen_GB
dc.typeArticleen_GB
dc.date.available2019-02-22T12:27:50Z
dc.identifier.issn0008-6223
dc.descriptionThis is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from Elsevier via the DOI in this record en_GB
dc.identifier.journalCarbonen_GB
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/  en_GB
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-02-04
exeter.funder::Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)en_GB
exeter.funder::European Commissionen_GB
rioxxterms.versionAMen_GB
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-02-04
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_GB
refterms.dateFCD2019-02-22T12:25:40Z
refterms.versionFCDAM
refterms.panelBen_GB


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

© 2019. This version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/  
Except where otherwise noted, this item's licence is described as © 2019. This version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/