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dc.contributor.advisorLai, Zhiping*
dc.contributor.authorLestari, Gabriella*
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-14T06:13:19Zen
dc.date.available2012-05-14T06:13:19Zen
dc.date.issued2012-05en
dc.identifier.doi10.25781/KAUST-461G0
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/223451en
dc.description.abstractZeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs) is a new class of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) with zeolite-like properties such as permanent porosity, uniform pore size, and exceptional thermal and chemical stability. Until recently, ZIF materials have been mostly synthesized by solvothermal method. In this thesis, further analysis to tune the size and morphology of ZIF-8 is done upon our group’s recent success in preparing ZIF-8 crystals in pure aqueous solutions. Compositional parameters (molar ratio of 2-methylimidazole/Zn2+, type of zinc salt reagents, reagent concentrations, addition of surfactants) as well as process parameters (temperature and time) were systematically investigated. Upon characterizations of as-synthesized samples by X-ray powder diffraction, thermal gravimetric analysis, N2 adsorption, and field-emission scanning electron microscope, the results show that the particle size and morphology of ZIF-8 crystals are extremely sensitive to the compotional parameters of reagent concentration and addition of surfactants. The particle size and morphology of hydrothermally synthesized ZIF-8 crystals can be finely tuned; with the size ranging from 90 nm to 4 μm and the shape from truncated cubic to rhombic dodecahedron.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectZIF-8en
dc.subjectHydrothermal Synthesisen
dc.subjectMetal-organic frameworksen
dc.subjectCrystal sizeen
dc.subjectSurfactantsen
dc.subjectCrystal morphologyen
dc.titleHydrothermal Synthesis of Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks-8 (ZIF-8) Crystals with Controllable Size and Morphologyen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division*
thesis.degree.grantorKing Abdullah University of Science and Technologyen_GB
dc.contributor.committeememberHuang, Kuo-Wei*
dc.contributor.committeememberPeinemann, Klaus-Viktor*
thesis.degree.disciplineChemical and Biological Engineeringen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen


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