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Mohammad Yaser Masoomi

Mohammad Yaser Masoomi

Academic rank: Assistant Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1329-5947
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 36927960900
Faculty: Science
Address: Arak University


High hydrogen release catalytic activity by quasi-MOF prepared via post-synthetic pore engineering
catalytic activity, Hydrogen release, Quasi-MOFs, pore engineering
Journal Sustainable Energy & Fuels
Researchers mino baghery ، Mohammad Yaser Masoomi ، Esther Domínguez ، Hermenegildo Garcia


The catalytic activity of metal– organic frameworks (MOFs) depends largely on the presence of structural defects. In the present study, cobalt based metal– organic framework TMU-10, [Co6(oba)5(OH)2(H2O)2(DMF)4]n2DMF has been subjected to controlled thermolysis under air atmosphere at different temperatures in the range of 100– 700 °C. This treatment results in the removal of ligands, and generation of structural defects and additional porosity in a controlled manner. The resulting materials, denoted as quasi MOFs according to the literature, were subsequently employed as catalysts for hydrogen release from NaBH4 by hydrolysis. The quasi TMU-10 framework obtained at 300 °C (QT-300) shows the highest turnover frequency of the series with a value of 13333 mL min-1 g-1 at room temperature in the absence of a base, with an activation energy of 56.8 kJ mol-1. The simultaneous presence of micro- and mesopores in QT-300 with unsaturated Lewis acid sites on cobalt nodes due to the conversion of a fraction of Co(II ) centers to Co(III ) as well as the presence of tetrahedral Co(II ) sites is responsible for this catalytic behavior. The influence of the catalyst dosage and BH4- concentration is in good agreement with the Langmuir–Hinshelwood model in which both reactants must be adsorbed onto the catalyst surface. Further investigation on the hydrolysis of the NaBH4+D2O system presents a primary kinetic isotope e ffect indicating that water O–H bond cleavage occurs in the rate determining step.