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Rapid Room-Temperature Synthesis and Characterization of Nanocrystals of a Prototypical Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework
Simply reacting Zn(NO3)2·6H2O with an excess of 2-methylimidazole in methanol at room temperature yields well-shaped nanocrystals of ZIF-8 with a narrow size distribution. The rapid growth has beenExpand
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Modulated synthesis of Zr-based metal-organic frameworks: from nano to single crystals.
We present an investigation on the influence of benzoic acid, acetic acid, and water on the syntheses of the Zr-based metal-organic frameworks Zr-bdc (UiO-66), Zr-bdc-NH(2) (UiO-66-NH(2)), Zr-bpdcExpand
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Zeolitic imidazolate framework membrane with molecular sieving properties by microwave-assisted solvothermal synthesis.
A zeolitic imidazolate framework (ZIF-8) as member of the metal-organic framework family has been crystallized as a thin porous layer on an asymmetric ceramic support. Hydrogen can be selected fromExpand
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Controlling Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework Nano- and Microcrystal Formation: Insight into Crystal Growth by Time-Resolved In Situ Static Light Scattering
We report on a simple and straightforward method that enables the rapid room-temperature production of nanocrystals (finely tuned in size between ∼10 and 65 nm) and microcrystals (∼1 μm) of theExpand
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Oriented Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework-8 Membrane with Sharp H2/C3H8 Molecular Sieve Separation
A highly oriented zeolitic imidazolate framework 8 (ZIF-8) composite membrane was prepared by seeding and secondary growth. By dip-coating, preformed ZIF-8 nanocrystals were attached to the surfaceExpand
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Formate modulated solvothermal synthesis of ZIF-8 investigated using time-resolved in situ X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy
Time-resolved investigations using in situ energy-dispersive X-ray diffraction in tandem with ex situscanning electron microscopy revealed that solvothermal crystallisation of ZIF-8 in methanolExpand
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Fast nucleation and growth of ZIF-8 nanocrystals monitored by time-resolved in situ small-angle and wide-angle X-ray scattering.
Prenucleation clusters: in situ synchrotron X-ray scattering with a one-second time resolution revealed the occurrence of nano-sized clusters during the nucleation and early growth of nanocrystals ofExpand
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Adsorption and diffusion of alkanes in CuBTC crystals investigated using infra-red microscopy and molecular simulations
Abstract The adsorption and intra-crystalline diffusion of n-butane (nC4), iso-butane (iC4), 2-methylbutane (2MB), and 2,2-dimethylpropane (neoP) in CuBTC (Cu3(BTC)2 where BTC =Expand
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Indium imidazolate frameworks with differently distorted ReO3-type structures: syntheses, structures, phase transitions, and crystallization studies
Three indium imidazolates have been prepared by employing solvothermal, ionothermal, and solventless syntheses. The crystal structures have been determined using laboratory powder XRD methods inExpand
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