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Metal–organic frameworks meet polymer brushes: enhanced crystalline film growth induced by macromolecular primers

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Abstract

We used poly-(3-sulfopropylmethacrylate) brushes as macromolecular 3D primers to promote heterogeneous nucleation and growth of archetypal ZIF-8 MOF thin films. The enhancement can be understood in terms of a high preconcentration of Zn2+ ions in the polymer brush; this leads to a rapid increase of nucleation sites in the primer.

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Submitted
24 May 2017
Accepted
22 Jun 2017
First published
30 Jun 2017

Mater. Chem. Front., 2017,1, 2256-2260
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Research Article

Metal–organic frameworks meet polymer brushes: enhanced crystalline film growth induced by macromolecular primers

M. Rafti, J. A. Allegretto, G. M. Segovia, J. S. Tuninetti, J. M. Giussi, E. Bindini and O. Azzaroni, Mater. Chem. Front., 2017, 1, 2256
DOI: 10.1039/C7QM00235A

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