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Issue 29, 2016
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Introducing asymmetric functionality into MOFs via the generation of metallic Janus MOF particles

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Abstract

Herein we report a versatile methodology for engineering metallic Janus MOF particles based on desymmetrization at interfaces, whereby each MOF particle is partially coated with a desired metal. We demonstrate that it enables the fabrication of homogeneous Janus MOF particles according to the MOF (ZIF-8, UiO-66 or UiO-66-SH), the metal (Au, Co or Pt), the MOF particle size (from the micrometer to the submicrometer regime) and the metal-film thickness (from 5 nm to 50 nm) employed. We anticipate that our strategy could be applied to impart new functionalities to MOFs, including asymmetric functionalization, magnetic-guidance and motorization.

Graphical abstract: Introducing asymmetric functionality into MOFs via the generation of metallic Janus MOF particles

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Submitted
03 Feb 2016
Accepted
16 Feb 2016
First published
16 Feb 2016

Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 5096-5099
Article type
Communication

Introducing asymmetric functionality into MOFs via the generation of metallic Janus MOF particles

A. Ayala, C. Carbonell, I. Imaz and D. Maspoch, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 5096
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC01098A

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