Chemical instability of Cu3(BTC)2 by reaction with thiols
In contrast to Fe(BTC) (BTC: 1,3,5-benzenetricarboxylate), the crystal structure of Cu3(BTC)2, a commercial metal organic framework widely used as solid catalyst, collapses when contacted with thiols under mild reaction conditions forming copper nanoparticles.
Graphical abstractFigure optionsDownload full-size imageDownload as PowerPoint slideResearch highlights► The instability of Cu3(BTC)2 towards thiols. ► Copper nanoparticles are formed from Cu3(BTC)2. ► Characterization of copper nanoparticles by TEM and combined spectroscopic techniques.
Journal: Catalysis Communications - Volume 12, Issue 11, 10 June 2011, Pages 1018–1021