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Ultrathin 2D metal–organic framework nanosheets prepared via sonication exfoliation of membranes from interfacial growth and exhibition of enhanced catalytic activity by their gold nanocomposites
- Wu, Songting, Qin, Lu, Zhang, Ke, Xin, Zhong, Zhao, Shicheng
- RSC advances 2019 v.9 no.17 pp. 9386-9391
- aminophenols, catalytic activity, coordination polymers, gold, models, nanocomposites, nanogold, nanosheets, p-nitrophenol, sonication
- Ultrathin two-dimensional (2D) metal–organic framework (MOF) nanosheets were prepared by a facile sonication exfoliation of MOF membranes from interfacial growth. The stacked form of nanosheets constituting the MOF membranes was significantly different to that of its layered MOF counterparts. This led to decreased interaction between nanosheets, so they could exfoliate readily from the MOF membranes. Moreover, Au nanoparticles were introduced to form nanocomposites. Enhanced catalytic activity and long-term stability of these nanocomposites were observed by a model reaction of the reduction of 4-nitrophenol to 4-aminophenol. This preparation method could be extended to other 2D MOF nanosheets and their nanocomposites.