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- Amino functionalized SiO2 nanoparticles for seeding MOF-5
- Falcaro, Paolo; Nairn, Kate M.; Hill, Anita J.; Buso, Dario
- Here we present a new type of approach for the mass production of metallorganic frameworks (MOFs). In particular, a heterogeneous process for MOF-5 growth involving amino functionalized silica nanoparticles is presented. The proposed sol-gel approach provides a promising route toward the large-scale production of colloidal MOFs by leveraging the enormous surface areas offered by nano-sized seeds used as nucleating agents. The synthesis of the ceramic seeds (SiO2 NPs) is performed at room temperature and considerable volumes of MOF crystals can be produced in 1/10 of the time required for the conventional solvothermal method. The growth of the crystals has been observed with optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDX) and the crystal quality has been verified using X-ray powder diffraction.
- Publication type
- Conference paper
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences. Centre for Micro-Photonics
- IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering: proceedings of the 3rd International Congress on Ceramics (ICC3), Osaka, Japan, 14-18 November 2010, Vol. 18, symposium 2C, paper no. 052006
- Publication year
- Amino functions; Crystals; Energy dispersive X ray spectroscopy; Metal organic frameworks; Nanoparticles; Scanning electron microscopy
- Institute of Physics Publishing
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- Copyright © 2011 Ceramic Society of Japan.
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- Peer reviewed