A Titanium Metal–Organic Framework with Visible-Light-Responsive Photocatalytic Activity

Amandine Cadiau, Nikita Kolobov, Sivaranjani Srinivasan, Maarten G. Goesten, Henrik Haspel, Anastasiya V. Bavykina, Mohamed R. Tchalala, Partha Maity, Andrey Goryachev, Artem S. Poryvaev, Mohamed Eddaoudi, Matvey V. Fedin, Omar F. Mohammed, Jorge Gascon

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The one-step synthesis and characterization of a new and robust titanium-based metal–organic framework, ACM-1, is reported. In this structure, which is based on infinite Ti−O chains and 4,4′,4′′,4′′′-(pyrene-1,3,6,8-tetrayl) tetrabenzoic acid as a photosensitizer ligand, the combination of highly mobile photogenerated electrons and a strong hole localization at the organic linker results in large charge-separation lifetimes. The suitable energies for band gap and conduction band minimum (CBM) offer great potential for a wide range of photocatalytic reactions, from hydrogen evolution to the selective oxidation of organic substrates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13570-13574
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie
Issue number32
Publication statusPublished - 3 Aug 2020


  • hydrogen evolution
  • metal–organic frameworks
  • photo-oxidation
  • photocatalysis
  • titanium


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