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Efficient and selective oxidation of sulfur mustard using singlet oxygen generated by a pyrene-based metal-organic framework

TitleEfficient and selective oxidation of sulfur mustard using singlet oxygen generated by a pyrene-based metal-organic framework
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsLiu Y., Buru C.T, Howarth A.J, Mahle J.J, Buchanan J.H, DeCoste J.B, Hupp J.T, Farha O.K
JournalJ Mater Chem A Mater
Volume4
Issue36
Pagination13809-13813
ISBN Number2050-7488 (Print)
Accession Number28919977
Abstract

A pyrene-based metal-organic framework (MOF) NU-1000 was used as a heterogeneous photocatalyst for the degradation of a sulfur mustard simulant, 2-chloroethyl ethyl sulfide (CEES). Using irradiation from a commercially available and inexpensive ultraviolet (UV) light-emitting diode (LED), singlet oxygen ((1)O2) is generated by NU-1000 and selectively oxidizes CEES to the nontoxic product 2-chloroethyl ethyl sulfoxide (CEESO). More importantly, this method was tested on the warfare agent sulfur mustard (HD) for the first time using (1)O2 and a MOF catalyst, and this method proved to be effective in oxidizing sulfur mustard to nontoxic products without forming the toxic sulfone by-product.

URLhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28919977
DOI10.1039/c6ta05903a
Short TitleEfficient and selective oxidation of sulfur mustard using singlet oxygen generated by a pyrene-based metal-organic framework

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