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Nanostructured ZnO as a structural template for the growth of ZIF-8 with tunable hierarchical porosity for CO2 conversion

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Abstract

We report a new approach to introduce hierarchical porosity into ZIF-8 by using three-dimensional nanostructured porous ZnO as a structural template. Importantly, the textural properties of these nanostructures can be tuned simply by varying the size of the polymeric templates used for the preparation of ZnO. Moreover, the growth of ZIF-8 crystals on ZnO and the resulting hierarchical porosity enabled enhanced catalytic activity for the conversion of CO2 into cyclic carbonates through an atom economy reaction in high yields with exceptional product selectivity.

Graphical abstract: Nanostructured ZnO as a structural template for the growth of ZIF-8 with tunable hierarchical porosity for CO2 conversion

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Submitted
12 Dec 2016
Accepted
23 Jan 2017
First published
24 Jan 2017

CrystEngComm, 2017,19, 4147-4151
Article type
Communication

Nanostructured ZnO as a structural template for the growth of ZIF-8 with tunable hierarchical porosity for CO2 conversion

M. Kim, D. Kim, J. Y. Seo, O. Buyukcakir and A. Coskun, CrystEngComm, 2017, 19, 4147
DOI: 10.1039/C6CE02549H

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