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A mechano-responsive supramolecular metal–organic framework (supraMOF) gel material rich in ZIF-8 nanoplates

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Abstract

We report an unconventional ZIF-8 based supramolecular MOF (supraMOF) material, which is straightforwardly synthesised by leveraging the high concentration reaction (HCR) approach. Akin to traditional low-molecular-weight gels (LMWG), we show that mechano-stimulus responsive behaviour can be achieved through a reversible and fast sol–gel conversion mechanism. Remarkably, the supraMOF gel consists of 2D nanoplates of ZIF-8 with a reduced crystal symmetry.

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The article was received on 05 May 2017, accepted on 26 Jun 2017 and first published on 26 Jun 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC03478D
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017, Advance Article
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    A mechano-responsive supramolecular metal–organic framework (supraMOF) gel material rich in ZIF-8 nanoplates

    A. K. Chaudhari and J. Tan, Chem. Commun., 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7CC03478D

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