In situ assembled ZIF superstructures via an emulsion-free soft-templating approach

Abstract
Assembling 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

Citation
Singh, 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

Publisher
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

Journal
Chemical Science

DOI
10.1039/d0sc04513f

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