Successful implementation of the stepwise layer-by-layer growth of MOF thin films on confined surfaces: Mesoporous silica foam as a first case study

Osama Shekhah, Lei Fu, Rachid Sougrat, Youssef Belmabkhout, Amy Cairns, Emmanuel P. Giannelis, Mohamed Eddaoudi

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Abstract

Here we report the successful growth of highly crystalline homogeneous MOF thin films of HKUST-1 and ZIF-8 on mesoporous silica foam, by employing a layer-by-layer (LBL) method. The ability to control and direct the growth of MOF thin films on confined surfaces, using the stepwise LBL method, paves the way for new prospective applications of such hybrid systems. © 2012 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11434
JournalChemical Communications
Volume48
Issue number93
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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