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Porosity in metal–organic framework glasses

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Abstract

The porosity of a glass formed by melt-quenching a metal–organic framework, has been characterized by positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy. The results reveal porosity intermediate between the related open and dense crystalline frameworks ZIF-4 and ZIF-zni. A structural model for the glass was constructed using an amorphous polymerization algorithm, providing additional insight into the gas-inaccessible nature of porosity and the possible applications of hybrid glasses.

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Submitted
07 Dec 2015
Accepted
18 Jan 2016
First published
18 Jan 2016

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Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 3750-3753
Article type
Communication
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Porosity in metal–organic framework glasses

A. W. Thornton, K. E. Jelfs, K. Konstas, C. M. Doherty, A. J. Hill, A. K. Cheetham and T. D. Bennett, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 3750
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC10072K

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