MIL-100(Fe) and its derivatives: from synthesis to application for wastewater decontamination


MIL-100(Fe), an environmental-friendly and water-stable metal–organic framework (MOF), has caught increasing research and application attention in the recent decade. Thanks to its mesoporous structure and eximious surface area, MIL-100(Fe) has been utilized as precursors for synthesizing various porous materials under high thermolysis temperature, which makes the derivatives of MIL-100(Fe) pretty promising candidates for the decontamination of wastewater. Herein, this review systematically summarizes the versatile synthetic methods and conditions for optimizing the properties of MIL-100(Fe) and its derivatives. Then, diverse environmental applications (i.e., adsorption, photocatalysis, and Fenton-like reaction) of MIL-100(Fe) and its derivatives and the corresponding removal mechanisms are detailed in the discussion. Finally, existing knowledge gaps related to fabrications and applications are discussed to close and promote the future development of MIL-100(Fe) and its derivatives toward environmental applications.

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Fang, Y., Yang, Z., Li, H. et al. MIL-100(Fe) and its derivatives: from synthesis to application for wastewater decontamination. Environ Sci Pollut Res (2020) doi:10.1007/s11356-019-07318-w

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  • MIL-100(Fe)
  • Derivatives
  • Fabrication
  • Thermolysis
  • Wastewater treatment