Light-Harvesting Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) La-PTC for Photocatalytic Dyes Degradation

Agustino Zulys, Adawiah Adawiah, Jarnuzi Gunlazuardi, Muhammad Derry Luthfi Yudhi

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A novel porous metal organic framework, La-PTC was synthesized by solvothermal method using a perylene-3,4,9,10-tetracarboxylate ligand and lanthanum metal ion. The FTIR analysis showed that La-PTC has a different structure with PTCDA and Na4PTC. The La-PTC MOF has high crystallinity, bandgap energy of 2.21 eV with a maximum absorption area at 561 nm. A rod shape structure of La-PTC has been obtained with the surface area of 22.2364 m2.g−1 and classified into mesoporous material. The La-PTC was relative stable up to 376.93 °C. The La-PTC can degrade 64.76% of MO within ca. 240 min under visible light irradiation with the amount of 30 mg La-PTC. The addition of H2O2 improved the photocatalytic activity of La-PTC with degradation efficiency of 67.02%, 70.00%, and 99.60% for MB, RhB, and MO, respectively. This study presents the fabrication of the light-harvesting metal organic framework, La-PTC and its potential in dyes degradation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-178
Number of pages9
JournalBulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering & Catalysis
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2021


  • Dyes degradation
  • Lanthanum
  • Metal-organic frameworks
  • Perylene
  • Photocatalytic


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