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

by O. Shekhah, J. Fu, R. Sougrat, Y. Belmabkhout, A.J. Cairns, E.P. Giannelis, M. Eddaoudi
Year: 2012 DOI: 10.1039/c2cc36233c

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Chemical Communications, 48 (93), 11434-11436, (2012)


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.


Metal Organic Framework Silicon dioxide Article crystal structure Film Porosity Scanning electron microscopy Surface property Synthesis X-ray diffraction