Issue 19, 2016

Porosity in metal–organic framework glasses


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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07 Dec 2015
18 Jan 2016
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18 Jan 2016
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Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 3750-3753

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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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