Tuning the crystal morphology and size of zeolitic imidazolate framework-8 in aqueous solution by surfactants
KAUST DepartmentAdvanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory (KSL)
Chemical and Biological Engineering Program
Imaging and Characterization Core Lab
Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
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AbstractHerein 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.
SponsorsThis work was supported by the faculty distribution fund from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry (RSC)