3D derived N-doped carbon matrix from 2D ZIF-L as an enhanced stable catalyst for chemical fixation

Matteo Ciprian, Karla Hernandez Ruiz, Meruyert Kassymova, Tingting Wang, Serge Zhuiykov, Somboon Chaemchuen, Rong Tu, Francis Verpoort

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3D metal N-doped carbon frameworks (M-NCFs) are produced from the direct pyrolysis of 2D zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIF-L Zn and Co) in a reducing atmosphere. The effects of the thermal treatment were studied in order to achieve the desired catalyst. The results show that metal nanoparticles and N-doping species present in the carbon matrix have a direct influence on the catalytic performance. Zn/NCF-1000 displayed quantitative conversion and selectivity towards the chemical fixation of carbon dioxide through the cycloaddition with epoxides. Furthermore, the magnetic property of the newly synthesized Co/NCF-600 was used to demonstrate its superior stability and recyclability, retaining the same catalytic activity for more than 10 cycles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-88
Number of pages9
JournalMicroporous and Mesoporous Materials
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2019



  • Carbonates
  • CO fixation
  • Heterogeneous catalyst
  • Pyrolysis
  • ZIF-L

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials

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