Mani Ganesh1,2, Pushparaj Hemalatha1,2, Mei Mei Peng1,2, Wang Seog Cha3, Hyun Tae Jang 1,2

  • 1 Department of Chemical Engineering, Hanseo University, 360 Daegok-ri, Haemi-myun, Seosan-si 356 706, Chungcheongnam-do, Korea
  • 2 Korea Carbon Capture & Sequestration R&D Centre, Seosan-si 356 706, Korea
  • 3 School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Kunsan National University, Kunsan 573701, Korea

Received: November 15, 2013
Revised: January 20, 2014
Accepted: February 20, 2014
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Ganesh, M., Hemalatha, P., Peng, M.M., Cha, W.S. and Jang, H.T. (2014). Zr-Fumarate MOF a Novel CO2-Adsorbing Material: Synthesis and Characterization. Aerosol Air Qual. Res. 14: 1605-1612.


  • Zr-Fumarete MOF has been synthesized without modulator formic acid.
  • The material synthesized here was amorphous with microporous characteristics.
  • The synthesized MOF have high CO2 adsorption and highly recyclable.



A novel Zr-fumarate (Zr-fum) metal organic framework was synthesized by the reaction of zirconium chloride and fumaric acid under solvothermal conditions without a formic acid modulator. The synthesized material was characterized by the powder X-ray diffraction, Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR), and Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) techniques. The results of powder XRD showed the presence of amorphous and crystalline phases. The surface area and average pore diameter of the material were found to be 205.49 m2/g and 2.12 nm, respectively, and TGA showed that the material was stable up to 300°C. The CO2 adsorption properties of the Zr-fum MOF revealed an uptake of 8 wt% at room temperature (25°C) and atmospheric pressure. The cyclic CO2 sorption study showed the complete recyclability of the synthesized material, suggesting that the material has potential for use in gas sorption and separation.

Keywords: CO2 adsorption; Zirconium; Fumaric acid; MOF

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