University Chemistry ›› 2022, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (7): 2110071.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX202110071

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Control the Morphology of Cu-MOF through Microemulsion Method as a Laboratory Teaching Case

Yinyi Liu1, Zishan Su1, Bixian Chen1, Xin Deng1, Shuru Tang1, Shuman Lin1, Haoyuan Xie1, Xiaojun Liu1, Wenting Liu1, Weiqin Xu1,2,*()   

  1. 1 Department of Chemistry and Materials Science, Guangdong University of Education, Guangzhou 510808, China
    2 Department of Chemistry, Martin-Luther-Universit?t Halle-Wittenberg, Halle D-06120, Germany
  • Received:2021-10-22 Accepted:2021-12-17 Published:2022-03-23
  • Contact: Weiqin Xu


The morphology of Cu-MOF was controlled by microemulsion method, and the experimental condition were optimized to obtain nano Cu-MOF. In order to develop and update the teaching case for materials chemistry laboratory course, the influencing factors of experimental conditions on the morphology of Cu-MOF were explored, including cyclohexane dosage, reaction time, and reaction temperature. To meet the requirements of material chemistry laboratory course, experimental details were optimized to obtain an ideal teaching case with the advantages of good repeatability, low cost, and high feasibility. Through this experimental case, it is helpful for students to master the skills in the synthesis of nano MOFs.

Key words: Nano metal-organic framework, Microemulsion method, Morphology control, Chemistry laboratory teaching case


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