Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 53, Issue 21, pp 15051–15063 | Cite as

A facile fabrication of nanoflower-like Co3O4 catalysts derived from ZIF-67 and their catalytic performance for CO oxidation

  • Ning Liu
  • Pin Tao
  • Chuwen Jing
  • Wenyuan Huang
  • Xiaodong ZhangEmail author
  • Minghong Wu
  • Jianqiu Lei
  • Liang TangEmail author
Chemical routes to materials


Herein, we reported a facile method for fabricating nanoflower-like Co3O4 catalysts via calcination treatment based on ZIF-67. The catalytic performances of the obtained Co3O4 catalysts were evaluated for the model reaction of CO oxidation. The results demonstrated that calcination temperature had a strong effect on the structure and catalytic reaction activity of Co3O4 catalyst. Co3O4 catalyst prepared at 400 °C (Co3O4-400) exhibited the optimum catalytic activity with a complete CO conversion temperature of 105 °C. This phenomenon was ascribed to the higher specific surface areas, smaller particle size, unique structure, good low-temperature reduction and higher abundances of surface Co2+ and adsorbed oxygen species. The addition of 1.0% water vapor had a negative effect on CO oxidation and the prepared Co3O4-400 catalyst presented long-term stability.



We gratefully acknowledge the financial support from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 41673093, 41473108, 41773128, 41573096, 51508327).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Environment and ArchitectureUniversity of Shanghai for Science and TechnologyShanghaiChina
  2. 2.School of Environmental and Chemical EngineeringShanghai UniversityShanghaiChina
  3. 3.Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine MechanicsChinese Academy of SciencesShanghaiChina

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