Effect of titanium ester on synthesizing NH2-MIL-125(Ti): Morphology changes from circular plate to octahedron and rhombic dodecahedron

Shen Hu, Min Liu, Xinwen Guo, Zhichong Kuang, Keyan Li, Chunshan Song, Guoliang Zhang

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Titanium based MOF materials NH2-MIL-125 was synthesized through solvothermal method. By increasing the concentration of the reactants, the morphology of NH2-MIL-125 can be controlled from circular plate to special polyhedron. Meanwhile, the polyhedron can be modulated from octahedron to rhombic dodecahedron through changing the titanium ester of the reactants from tetraethyl titanate to tetrabutyl titanate. This is the first time to obtain NH2-MIL-125 with rhombic dodecahedron morphology. The test of acetic acid as additive on morphology changes shows that the adsorption of additives on special facets shows a more significant impact on the morphology formation. The morphology control of NH2-MIL-125 based on the modulation of the type of titanium ester, reactants concentration, and the added acetic acid concentration were detailed exhibited and explained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)237-243
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Solid State Chemistry
StatePublished - Jun 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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