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European Journal of Chemistry, Volume 8, pp 293-304; doi:10.5155/eurjchem.8.3.293-304.1603
In this work, the adsorption characteristics of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs: MOF-199 and ZIF-8) with two different types of structure were analyzed. MOF-199 consists of copper-based metal clusters while the ZIF-8 consists of organic molecules interlaced with zinc atoms and these have octahedral morphology and typical rhombic dodecahedron shape, respectively. The results of phenol (Ph) and p-nitro phenol (PNP) adsorption capacity from aqueous solution show that MOF-199 has a higher adsorption capacity: Ph 79.55% and PNP 89.3%, while for ZIF-8 the adsorption capacity was Ph 65.5% and PNP 77.0%. Adsorption of phenols was fit to Langmuir, Sips and Redlich-Peterson models and kinetics by pseudo-second order. Gibbs free energy (ΔG°) shows that adsorption processes studied are spontaneous.