Adsorptive Removal of Iodate Oxyanions from Water using a Zr-based Metal–Organic Framework

30 November 2022, Version 1
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A Zr6-based metal–organic framework (MOF), MOF-808, is investigated for the adsorptive removal of IO3⁻ from aqueous solutions, due to its high surface area and abundance of open metal sites. The uptake kinetics, adsorption capacity and binding mode are studied, showing a maximum uptake capacity of 233 mg/g, the highest reported by any material.


metal-organic frameworks
porous materials
zirconium MOFs
nuclear power generation
water treatment
differential pair distribution function analysis

Supplementary materials

Supporting Information
Experimental procedures, PXRD, and dPDF data


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