An inorganic-organic hybrid nanomaterial with a core-shell structure constructed by using Mn-BTC and Ag5[BW12O40] for supercapacitors and photocatalytic dye degradation

Nanoscale Adv. 2022 Sep 1;4(20):4358-4365. doi: 10.1039/d2na00510g. eCollection 2022 Oct 11.

ABSTRACT

Creating inorganic-organic hybrids with polyoxometalates (POMs) and metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) as energy storage and dye-degradation materials remains challenging. Here, a new hybrid nanomaterial Mn-BTC@Ag5[BW12O40] is synthesized by using Ag5[BW12O40] and Mn3(BTC)2(H2O)6 (Mn-BTC, BTC = 1,3,5-benzenetricarboxylic acid) through a plain grinding method. The structure and morphology characterization by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) shows that the synthetic products have core-shell construction. Due to its unique structure wherein the core is Mn-BTC and the shell is Ag5[BW12O40], it exhibits excellent capacitance performance. In a three-electrode system where nickel foam is a collector, at a current density of 1 A g-1, its specific capacitance is 198.09 F g-1; after 5000 cycles, the capacitance retention rate is 94.4%. When the power density is 503.1 W kg-1, the symmetrical supercapacitor reveals a high energy density which is 10.9 W h kg-1. At the same time, the capacitance retention is 92.9% after 5000 cycles which showed good cycle stability. The photocatalytic degradation efficiencies of rhodamine B (RhB), methyl orange (MO) and methylene blue (MB) dyes exceed 90% after 140 min, and the degradation results remained unchanged after five photocatalytic cycles. The photocatalytic degradation mechanism shows that ˙OH has a major effect. The results show that this research provides a fresh idea for the development of energy storage and dye photocatalytic degradation materials.

PMID:36321138 | PMC:PMC9552923 | DOI:10.1039/d2na00510g

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