Luminescent, sorptive and antibacterial potential of bismuth-organic framework

  • S. Iram
  • T. Khurshid
  • S. Latif
  • M. Imran
  • F. Kanwal
  • L. Mitu
Keywords: Bismuth, Metal-organic Frameworks, Luminescence, Sorption


Metal organic frameworks are formed by the three-dimensional linkage of metal cores and organic linkers. In this work, bismuth-based metal organic framework (Bi-MOF) has been synthesized by using 5-hydroxyisophthalic acid (H2HIA) as linker via hydrothermal method. The said MOF was structurally characterized by UV/Vis, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), 1H NMR, energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and X-ray diffraction technique. This MOF showed highly porous structure with surface area 1096 m2/g as determined by BET analysis. A model batch adsorption experiment was performed to evaluate the efficiency of methylene blue (MB) dye removal from aqueous media. It was found that monolayer adsorption capacity calculated from the Langmuir isotherm was 0.6240 mg/g. Bi-MOF was also screened for its antibacterial and luminescent behavior.


KEY WORDS: Bismuth, Metal-organic Frameworks, Luminescence, Sorption


Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop. 2021, 35(1), 119-128.



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