Publication Catalysis 2008
J. Gascon, M. D. Hernandez-Alonso, A. R. Almeida, K. G. P. M. van, F. Kapteijn, G. Mul, ChemSusChem 2008, 1, 981.
The first spectroscopic evidence of metal-org. frameworks (MOFs) acting as photocatalysts has been obtained. Isoreticular MOFs act as efficient photocatalysts in the photooxidn. of propylene. The band gap energy can be tuned by changing the org. linker. Among the MOFs tested, the 2,6-naphthalenedicarboxylic acid based IRMOF was the most active, showing a higher activity than ZnO.