Themed collection Editor’s Collection: Engineering Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework-8-based materials
MOF/COF hybrids as next generation materials for energy and biomedical applications
MOF/COF hybrids combine the outstanding features of MOF and COF structures, such as high crystallinities, large surface areas, high porosities, and improved chemical and mechanical stabilities.
In situ reconstruction of ZIF-8 loaded on fibrous supports
The fibre-supported ZIF-8 can undergo a full degradation–recrystallization cycle in a vapor phase with partial recovery of its porosity.
MOF-on-MOF heterostructures with core–shell and core–satellite structures via controllable nucleation of guest MOFs
We report the synthesis of MOF-on-MOF hybrids with core–shell and core–satellite structures in one selected MOF host–guest couple by controlling the heterogeneous nucleation and homogeneous nucleation growth of guest MOFs.
Recovery of syringic acid from aqueous solution by magnetic Fe–Zn/ZIF and its slow release from the CA-coated carrier based on the 3Rs concept
The excessive utilization of syringic acid (SA) has caused severe environmental pollution and economic waste.
Preparation of ZIF-8-coated silica hard-shell microcapsule by semi-batch operation
The semi-batch operation effectively fabricated the ZIF-8 cover layer on silica hard-shell microcapsules.
App-based quantification of crystal phases and amorphous content in ZIF biocomposites
We developed and integrated into a web application (ZIF Phase Analysis) a calibration procedure for the rapid and quantitative analysis of crystalline and amorphous ZIF phases from diffraction patterns in biomacromolecule@ZIF biocomposites.
Solvent-induced phase transformations of ZIF-L to ZIF-8 and their derivatives' gas-sensing properties
The growth mechanism and corresponding phase transitions of ZIFs and derived oxide with different morphologies.
Facile and single-step entrapment of chloramphenicol in ZIF-8 and evaluation of its performance in killing infectious bacteria with high loading content and controlled release of the drug
CLN@ZIF-8 was prepared by trapping chloramphenicol during ZIF-8 synthesis with high DLC and DLE. It showed H2O2-sensitive controlled release with higher drug release under the simulated infectious conditions and short-time antibacterial activity.
Rational design of ZnO@ZIF-8 nanoarrays for improved electrochemical detection of H2O2
Core–shell ZnO@ZIF-8 nanoarrays demonstrate remarkable electrochemical performance for detection of H2O2.
ZnO@ZIF-8 core–shell heterostructures with improved photocatalytic activity
ZnO@ZIF-8 heterostructures with ZnO as the core and ZIF-8 as the shell were successfully fabricated and completely degraded methylene blue in ∼4.5 min under solar light irradiation.
A small molecule with a big scissoring effect: sodium dodecyl sulfate working on two-dimensional metal–organic frameworks
In this paper, a SDS-directed solution method was developed to synthesize a series of well-dispersed two-dimensional non-layered metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) (ZIF-8 & ZIF-67) and layered MOFs (ZnTCPP & CuBDC).
In situ coupling of TiO2(B) and ZIF-8 with enhanced photocatalytic activity via effective defect
A composite photocatalyst was obtained by coupling ZIF-8 and TiO2(B) via a simple method, which showed the enhanced photocatalytic due to the oxygen vacancies/Ti3+.
Investigating the melting behaviour of polymorphic zeolitic imidazolate frameworks
The study of polymorphic zeolitic imidazolate frameworks demonstrates the influence of linker chemistry and framework structure on their thermal behaviour.
Ultrafast room-temperature synthesis of hierarchically porous metal–organic frameworks with high space–time yields
We developed a facile and general approach to rapidly synthesize four hierarchically porous MOFs (HKUST-1, ZIF-8, ZIF-61, and ZIF-90) under ambient conditions.
Synthesis of a biocompatible nanoporous zeolitic imidazolate framework-8 in the presence of Gum Arabic inspired by the biomineralization process
Here, by inspiration from the biomineralization process, the synthesis of a zeolitic imidazolate framework-8 was done in the presence of polysaccharide (Gum Arabic, GA), which enhanced its biocompatibility for applications in drug delivery systems.
About this collection
Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework-8 (ZIF-8) is an archetypical Metal-Organic Framework that is often used to develop crystal engineering methods and explore new properties in porous materials. By developing new preparation protocols to control the ZIF structure (from amorphous to crystalline with specific phases), by imparting exogenous hierarchical porosity using templating agents, and by defining synthetic methods for the preparation of core-shell particles, ZIF-8 research will be able to further expand knowledge in porous materials and progress their practical applications. In a different research direction, the potential of ZIF-8 is currently under investigation by developing host-guest systems and composites; these include the integration of ZIFs with biomolecules, polymers, ceramics, and other porous materials. This selection of articles, handpicked by Advisory Board Member, Professor Paolo Falcaro, Graz University of Technology, would point to the most recent development in engineering ZIF-8-based materials.