Molecular sieving property adjusted by the encapsulation of Ag nanoparticles into ZnO@ZIF-71 nanorod arrays†
Ag NPs are encapsulated into ZIF-71 via a deposition–reduction method. The resulting products are tested as adjustable molecular sieves for hydrogen and acetone. The gas sensing performances show that the response to acetone is reduced and that to hydrogen increased, demonstrating an engineered selectivity. A novel design of molecular sieving MOF materials for gas separation in gas-sensing selectivity is thus provided.