In situ assembled ZIF superstructures via an emulsion-free soft-templating approach
El Tall, Omar
Khashab, Niveen M.
KAUST DepartmentAdvanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center
Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
Chemical Science Program
Functional Materials Design, Discovery and Development (FMD3)
Physical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
Smart Hybrid Materials (SHMs) lab
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AbstractAssembling well-defined MOF superstructures remains challenging as it requires easily removable hard templates or readily available immiscible solutions for an emulsion-based soft-template approach. In this work, a single-step emulsion-free soft templating approach is reported to spontaneously prepare hollow ZIF-8 and ZIF-67 colloidosomes with no further purification. These superstructures can load different enzymes regardless of the size and charge with a high encapsulation efficiency of 99%. We envisage that this work will expand the repertoires of MOF superstructures by the judicious selection of precursors and the reaction medium. This journal is
CitationSingh, N., Ahmed, S., Fakim, A., Qutub, S., Alahmed, O., El Tall, O., … Khashab, N. M. (2020). In situ assembled ZIF superstructures via an emulsion-free soft-templating approach. Chemical Science, 11(41), 11280–11284. doi:10.1039/d0sc04513f
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
CollectionsArticles; Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division; Bioscience Program; Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center; Physical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division; Functional Materials Design, Discovery and Development (FMD3); Chemical Science Program
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