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A general and efficient approach for tuning the crystal morphology of classical MOFs

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Abstract

This communication introduces a general approach toward the size/morphology-controlled synthesis of classical MOFs with 2-methylimidazole (2-MI) as a competitive ligand and a base to accelerate the nucleation of crystallization. A higher concentration of 2-MI and a suitable polarity and solubility of the solvent will accelerate the nucleation of the crystal, resulting in nanometer size particles. However, larger crystals can be obtained via the further growth of nanoparticles with prolonging the reaction time. Such a serendipitous discovery may inspire future researchers to design new MOF materials with desired structures.

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The article was received on 04 Oct 2017, accepted on 27 Nov 2017 and first published on 29 Nov 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC07698C
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2018, Advance Article
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    A general and efficient approach for tuning the crystal morphology of classical MOFs

    C. Guo, Y. Zhang, Y. Guo, L. Zhang, Y. Zhang and J. Wang, Chem. Commun., 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7CC07698C

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