Water induced decomposition of Cu3(BTC)2 (BTC = benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxylate) metal-organic framework (MOF) was studied using dynamic water vapour adsorption. Small-angle X-ray scattering, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and differential scanning calorimetry analyses revealed that the underlying mechanism of Cu3(BTC)2 MOF decomposition under humid streams is the interpenetration of water molecules into Cu-BTC coordination to displace organic linkers (BTC) from Cu centres.
- dynamic water vapour adsorption
- hydrothermal stability
- metal-organic framework (MOF)
- open metal sites (OMSs)
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- Chemical Engineering (all)