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Controllable synthesis of zeolitic imidazolate frameworks with rod-like or delta-shaped morphologies at oil-water interface

Zhang, Yingya; Zhao, Yingjie; Ke, Xuebin; Zhang, Lixiong

Authors

Yingya Zhang

Yingjie Zhao

Lixiong Zhang



Abstract

Zeolitic imidazolate framework (ZIF-8) has attracted extensive application in gas adsorption, membrane separation and catalysis. It has been demonstrated that the morphology is crucial for the physical and chemical properties. In this work, ZIF-8 crystals with rod or delta morphology are regulated by interface synthesis. The preferred growth of specific crystalline face is controlled at oil-water interface and results in uniform ZIF-8 crystals with various morphologies. Solvents types and feeding concentrations play crucial roles in crystalline growth. This method can be extended to other materials synthesis, such as ZIF-1 and ZIF-67 crystals. The interface synthesis approach may provide insight to promote advanced materials fabrication and achieve better materials function.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2017-11
Journal Materials Letters
Print ISSN 0167-577X
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 206
Pages 233-236
APA6 Citation Zhang, Y., Zhao, Y., Ke, X., & Zhang, L. (2017). Controllable synthesis of zeolitic imidazolate frameworks with rod-like or delta-shaped morphologies at oil-water interface. Materials letters, 206, 233-236. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2017.07.002
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2017.07.002
Keywords Mechanical Engineering; General Materials Science; Mechanics of Materials; Condensed Matter Physics
Publisher URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167577X17310406
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