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Introducing asymmetric functionality into MOFs via the generation of metallic Janus MOF particles

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Abstract

Herein we report a versatile methodology for engineering metallic Janus MOF particles based on desymmetrization at interfaces, whereby each MOF particle is partially coated with a desired metal. We demonstrate that it enables the fabrication of homogeneous Janus MOF particles according to the MOF (ZIF-8, UiO-66 or UiO-66-SH), the metal (Au, Co or Pt), the MOF particle size (from the micrometer to the submicrometer regime) and the metal-film thickness (from 5 nm to 50 nm) employed. We anticipate that our strategy could be applied to impart new functionalities to MOFs, including asymmetric functionalization, magnetic-guidance and motorization.

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The article was received on 03 Feb 2016, accepted on 16 Feb 2016 and first published on 16 Feb 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC01098A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 5096-5099
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    Introducing asymmetric functionality into MOFs via the generation of metallic Janus MOF particles

    A. Ayala, C. Carbonell, I. Imaz and D. Maspoch, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 5096
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CC01098A

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