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Design of Porous/Hollow Structured Ceria by Partial Thermal Decomposition of Ce-MOF and Selective Etching

Design of Porous/Hollow Structured Ceria by Partial Thermal Decomposition of Ce-MOF and Selective Etching
Zeyi Guo, Cuncheng Li, Guozhu Chen, Guoxin Sun, Chen Ye, Wei Zhao, Daowei Gao
Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) have been widely used to prepare corresponding porous metal oxides via thermal treatment. However, high temperature treatment always leads to obtained metal oxides with a large crystallite size, thus decreasing their specific surface area. Different from the conventional complete thermal decomposition of MOFs, herein, using Ce-MOF as a demonstration, we choose partial thermal decomposition of MOF, followed by selective etching to prepare porous/hollow structured ceria because of the poor stability of Ce-MOF under acidic conditions. Compared with the ceria derived from complete thermal decomposition of Ce-MOF, the as-prepared ceria is demonstrated to be a good support for copper oxide species during the CO oxidation catalytic reaction. Raman spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and hydrogen temperature-programmed reduction (H2-TPR) analysis revealed that the as-prepared ceria is favorable for strengthening the interaction between the ceria and loaded copper oxide species. This work is expected to open a new, simple avenue for the synthesis of metal oxides from MOFs via partial thermal decomposition.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.7b11916

DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b11916

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