Dual template effect of supercritical CO2 in ionic liquid to fabricate a highly mesoporous cobalt metal-organic framework.

@article{Yu2015DualTE,
  title={Dual template effect of supercritical CO2 in ionic liquid to fabricate a highly mesoporous cobalt metal-organic framework.},
  author={Huanan Yu and Dongdong Xu and Qun Xu},
  journal={Chemical communications},
  year={2015},
  volume={51 67},
  pages={13197-200}
}
A hierarchical meso- and microporous metal-organic framework (MOF) was facilely fabricated in an ionic liquid (IL)/supercritical CO2 (SC CO2)/surfactant emulsion system. Notably, CO2 exerts a dual effect during the synthesis; that is, CO2 droplets act as a template for the cores of nanospheres while CO2-swollen micelles induce mesopores on nanospheres.