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In situ assembled ZIF superstructures via an emulsion-free soft-templating approach

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Abstract

Assembling well-defined MOF superstructures remains challenging as it requires easily removable hard templates or readily available immiscible solutions for an emulsion-based soft-template approach. In this work, a single-step emulsion-free soft templating approach is reported to spontaneously prepare hollow ZIF-8 and ZIF-67 colloidosomes with no further purification. These superstructures can load different enzymes regardless of the size and charge with a high encapsulation efficiency of 99%. We envisage that this work will expand the repertoires of MOF superstructures by the judicious selection of precursors and the reaction medium.

Graphical abstract: In situ assembled ZIF superstructures via an emulsion-free soft-templating approach

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Submitted
17 Aug 2020
Accepted
16 Sep 2020
First published
22 Sep 2020

This article is Open Access
All publication charges for this article have been paid for by the Royal Society of Chemistry

Chem. Sci., 2020,11, 11280-11284
Article type
Edge Article

In situ assembled ZIF superstructures via an emulsion-free soft-templating approach

N. Singh, S. Ahmed, A. Fakim, S. Qutub, O. Alahmed, O. El Tall, O. Shekhah, M. Eddaoudi and N. M. Khashab, Chem. Sci., 2020, 11, 11280
DOI: 10.1039/D0SC04513F

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