Fast synthesis of MOF-5 microcrystals using sol-gel SiO 2 nanoparticles

Dario Buso*, Kate M. Nairn, Michele Gimona, Anita J. Hill, Paolo Falcaro

*Korrespondierende/r Autor/-in für diese Arbeit

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The work reports on the synthesis of an archetypal metal organic framework (MOF-5) microcrystals with a narrow size distribution using SiO 2 nanoparticles with tailored surface chemistry as nucleating agents. The nanoparticles boost the reaction rate by up to an order of magnitude compared to the conventional MOF-5 solvothermal synthesis and can be successfully used as nucleation seeds for the selective growth of MOF-5 on specific substrates. These results are important fundamental advances toward the controlled scale-up of MOF synthesis and directed MOF growth on suitable supports.

Seiten (von - bis)929-934
FachzeitschriftChemistry of Materials
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 22 Feb 2011
Extern publiziertJa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Werkstoffchemie
  • Chemische Verfahrenstechnik (insg.)
  • Chemie (insg.)


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