Magnetic framework composites for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon sequestration

Cara M. Doherty*, Emile Knystautas, Dario Buso, Laura Villanova, Kristina Konstas, Anita J. Hill, Masahide Takahashi, Paolo Falcaro

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A framework composite was prepared by growing MOF-5 crystals on ferrite nanofibers. We demonstrated that the resulting superparamagnetic framework composite was used for the sequestration of a carcinogenic molecule (1,2-benzanthracene), enabling the loaded vessel to then be collected and removed from the solution using the magnetic properties of the embedded nanofibers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11470-11474
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Chemistry
  • Chemistry(all)


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