One-pot synthesis of Cu-based metal-organic frameworks for environmental applications

Monika Nehra, Deepak Kedia, Neeraj Dilbaghi, Ashraf Aly Hassan, Sandeep Kumar

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Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are the coordination polymers of particular interest for targeted drug delivery in a controlled manner. MOFs have several interesting properties in terms of high porosity, large surface area, biodegradable and biocompatible nature for efficient encapsulation of active molecules. We have addressed here the challenge to load the active molecules of benzimidazole group during the synthesis of Cu-MOF. This one-pot approach is advantageous over existing approaches that require multistep post-functionalization for encapsulation of drug-molecules. The prepared MOFs are characterized using FT-IR, UV-Vis spectroscopy, XRD, and SEM analysis. The Cu-MOF are found incipient stable for delivery of active molecules along with high encapsulation efficiency (∼96%).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDAE Solid State Physics Symposium 2018
EditorsArup Biswas, Veerendra K. Sharma, S. M. Yusuf
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735418516
Publication statusPublished - Jul 11 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event63rd DAE Solid State Physics Symposium 2018, DAE-SSPS 2018 - Hisar, Haryana, India
Duration: Dec 18 2018Dec 22 2018

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Conference63rd DAE Solid State Physics Symposium 2018, DAE-SSPS 2018
CityHisar, Haryana

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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