A Simple Approach to Enhance the Water Stability of a Metal-Organic Framework

Yung Han Shih, Yu Ching Kuo, Stephen Lirio, Kun Yun Wang, Chia Her Lin, Hsi Ya Huang*

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A facile method to improve the feasibility of water-unstable metal–organic frameworks in an aqueous environment has been developed that involves imbedding in a polymer monolith. The effect of compartment type during polymerization plays a significant role in maintaining the crystalline structure and thermal stability of the MOFs, which was confirmed by powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), respectively. The MOF–polymer composite prepared in a narrow compartment (column, ID 0.8 mm) has better thermal and chemical stability than that prepared in a broad compartment (vial, ID 7 mm). The developed MOF–polymer composite was applied as an adsorbent in solid-phase microextraction of nine non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and could be used for extraction more than 30 times, demonstrating that the proposed approach has potential for industrial applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-46
Number of pages5
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes


  • MOF–polymer composites
  • metal–organic frameworks
  • polymer monoliths
  • stability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry


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