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Basolite® C 300

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produced by BASF

Synonym: Copper benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxylate, Cu-BTC MOF, HKUST-1

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C18H6Cu3O12

  • Molecular Weight 604.87

  •  MDL number MFCD10567003

  •  PubChem Substance ID 329761179

  •  NACRES NA.23



Related Categories Alternative Energy, Catalysis and Inorganic Chemistry, Chemical Synthesis, Copper Catalysts, Enabling Products,
Quality Level   100
grade   produced by BASF
greener alternative product characteristics   Design for Energy Efficiency
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particle size distribution   15.96 μm (D50)
surface area   BET surf. area 1500-2100 m2/g
bulk density   0.35 g/cm3


General description

HKUST-1 is also known as MOF-199, Cu-BTC and Basolite(TM) C300. HKUST-1 is a blue cubic crystal of copper based ultramicroporous metal framework (MOF). It is prepared by solvothermal method. It could have a surface area of nearly 2200 m2/g2.

MOF (metal organic framework)

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Used for gas adsorption (carbon dioxide, nitrogen, oxygen, hydrogen gas), catalysis, and separations


10, 100 g in glass bottle

Other Notes

can be reactivated at 200°C (vacuum)

Legal Information

Basolite is a registered trademark of BASF SE

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UN2811 - class 6.1 - PG 3 - SMP - RQ - Toxic solid, organic, n.o.s., HI: all
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Protocols & Articles


Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs)

Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are a relatively new class of porous, crystalline materials with a broad range of applications. MOFs are composed of metal ions or clusters, which act as the joints, b...
Josephine Nakhla
ChemFiles 2009, 9.2, 19.
Keywords: Building blocks, Catalysis, Heck Reaction, Ligands, Metal organic frameworks, Separation

Metal Organic Frameworks

Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are materials in which metal – to-organic ligand interactions yield porous coordination networks with record-setting surface areas surpassing activated carbons and zeo...

Selected Applications of Metal-Organic Frameworks in Sustainable Energy Technologies

Although the field of high surface area materials is considered very mature, the need for improved materials for alternative energy applications remains pressing. Currently, zeolites, metal oxides, a...
Stephen R. Caskey, Adam J. Matzger
Material Matters 2009, 4.4, 111.
Keywords: Adsorption, Alternative energy, Combustion, Diffraction, Environmental, Filtration, Infrared spectroscopy, Ligands, Metal organic frameworks, Purification, Scintillation, Separation, Solvents, Sonication, X-Ray diffraction

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