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Growth of ZIF-8 on molecularly ordered 2-methylimidazole/single-walled carbon nanotubes to form highly porous, electrically conductive composites

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The combination of porosity and electrical conductivity in a single nanomaterial is important for a variety of applications. In this work, we demonstrate the growth of ZIF-8 on the surface of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs). The growth mechanism was investigated and a molecularly ordered imidazole solvation layer was found to disperse SWCNTs and promote crystal growth on the sidewalls. The resultant ZIF-8/SWCNT composite demonstrates high microporosity and electrical conductivity. The ZIF-8/SWCNT composite displayed semiconducting electrical behavior and an increase in sensor sensitivity toward ethanol vapors versus pristine SWCNTs.

Graphical abstract: Growth of ZIF-8 on molecularly ordered 2-methylimidazole/single-walled carbon nanotubes to form highly porous, electrically conductive composites

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The article was received on 07 Sep 2018, accepted on 24 Oct 2018 and first published on 25 Oct 2018


Article type: Edge Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SC03987A
Citation: Chem. Sci., 2019, Advance Article
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    Growth of ZIF-8 on molecularly ordered 2-methylimidazole/single-walled carbon nanotubes to form highly porous, electrically conductive composites

    J. E. Ellis, Z. Zeng, S. I. Hwang, S. Li, T. Luo, S. C. Burkert, David L. White, N. L. Rosi, J. J. Gassensmith and A. Star, Chem. Sci., 2019, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8SC03987A

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