Preparation of Highly Moisture-Resistant Black-Colored Metal Organic Frameworks

Authors

  • Seung Jae Yang,

    1. Carbon Nanomaterials Design Laboratory, Global Research Laboratory, Research Institute of Advanced Materials, and Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-744, Republic of Korea
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  • Chong Rae Park

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    1. Carbon Nanomaterials Design Laboratory, Global Research Laboratory, Research Institute of Advanced Materials, and Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-744, Republic of Korea
    • Carbon Nanomaterials Design Laboratory, Global Research Laboratory, Research Institute of Advanced Materials, and Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-744, Republic of Korea.
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Abstract

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A straightforward method for significantly improving the moisture resistance of MOFs is described. In the proposed method, MOFs are subjected to thermal treatment, thus inducing the formation of an amorphous carbon coating on the MOF surfaces that prevents hydrolysis. This approach should open up new practical applications for MOFs in areas hitherto unexplored due to concerns regarding moisture sensitivity.

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