A new Titanium Metal Organic Framework with visible‐light responsive photocatalytic activity

by A. Cadiau, N. Kolobov, S. Srinivasan, M. G. Goesten, H. Haspel, A. V. Bavykina, M. R. Tchalala, P. Maity, A. Goryachev, A. S. Poryvaev, M. Eddaoudi, J. Gascon
Year: 2020 DOI: 10.1002/anie.202000158

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Angew. Chem. 2020, 132, 1 6d.


We report the one step synthesis and characterization of a new and robust titanium‐based Metal Organic Framework, ACM‐1 . In this new structure, based on infinite Ti‐O chains and 4,4′,4″,4″′‐(pyrene‐1,3,6,8‐tetrayl) tetrabenzoic acid as a photosensitizer ligand, the combination of highly mobile photogenerated electrons and a strong hole localization at the organic linker results in large charge separation lifetimes. The suitable energies for band gap and CBM offer great potential for a wide range of photocatalytic reactions, from hydrogen evolution to the selective oxidation of organic substrates.


Hydrogen evolution Metal organic framework Photocatalysis Photo-oxidation Titanium