A State-of-the-Art of Metal-Organic Frameworks for Chromium Photoreduction vs. Photocatalytic Water Remediation

Garcia, Andreina; Rodriguez, Barbara; Rosales, Maibelin; Quintero, Yurieth M.; Saiz, Paula G.; Reizabal, Ander; Wuttke, Stefan; Celaya-Azcoaga, Leire; Valverde, Ainara; Fernandez de Luis, Roberto


Hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) is a highly mobile cancerogenic and teratogenic heavy metal ion. Among the varied technologies applied today to address chromium water pollution, photocatalysis offers a rapid reduction of Cr(VI) to the less toxic Cr(III). In contrast to classic photocatalysts, Metal-Organic frameworks (MOFs) are porous semiconductors that can couple the Cr(VI) to Cr(III) photoreduction to the chromium species immobilization. In this minireview, we wish to discuss and analyze the state-of-the-art of MOFs for Cr(VI) detoxification and contextualizing it to the most recent advances and strategies of MOFs for photocatalysis purposes. The minireview has been structured in three sections: (i) a detailed discussion of the specific experimental techniques employed to characterize MOF photocatalysts, (ii) a description and identification of the key characteristics of MOFs for Cr(VI) photoreduction, and (iii) an outlook and perspective section in order to identify future trends.

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Título de la Revista: NANOMATERIALS
Volumen: 12
Número: 23
Editorial: MDPI
Fecha de publicación: 2022


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