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

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

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Abstract

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.

Originalspracheenglisch
Seiten (von - bis)929-934
Seitenumfang6
FachzeitschriftChemistry of Materials
Jahrgang23
Ausgabenummer4
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 22 Feb 2011
Extern publiziertJa

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • !!Materials Chemistry
  • !!Chemical Engineering(all)
  • !!Chemistry(all)

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