Document Type: Research Paper
Department of Chemistry, Payame Noor University, Abhar, Zanjan, I. R. Iran
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, I. R. Iran
Copper oxide nanostructures have been successfully synthesized via one-step solid-state thermolysis of two metal-organic frameworks, [Cu3(btc)2] (1) and [Cu(tpa).(dmf)] (2), (btc = benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxylate, tpa = therephtalic acid = 1,4-benzendicarboxylic acid and dmf = dimethyl formamide) under air atmosphere at 400, 500, and 600°C. It has also been found that the reaction temperature plays a substantial role in the formation of copper oxide nanostructures. The obtained products were characterized by X-ray powder diffraction (XRPD), Energy dispersive X-ray microanalysis (EDX), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Different reaction conditions were discussed. This study demonstrates that the metal-organic frameworks can be used as precursors for the preparation of nanoscale materials with difference and remarkable morphologies.