Tuning the crystal morphology and size of zeolitic imidazolate framework-8 in aqueous solution by surfactants

Yichang Pan, Dodi Heryadi, Feng Zhou, Lan Zhao, Gabriella Lestari, Haibin Su, Zhiping Lai

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Abstract

Herein we report a facile synthesis method using surfactant cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) as a capping agent for controlling the crystal size and morphology of zeolitic imidazolate framework-8 (ZIF-8) crystals in aqueous systems. The particle sizes can be precisely adjusted from ca. 100 nm to 4 μm, and the morphology can be changed from truncated cubic to rhombic dodecahedron. This journal is © The Royal Society of Chemistry.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6937
JournalCrystEngComm
Volume13
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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