This work was supported at the University of Illinois by the US Army Research Office (grant award no. W911NF-10-1-0518). N.Y. acknowledges a JSPS postdoctoral fellowship for research abroad.
Directional Self-Assembly of a Colloidal Metal–Organic Framework†
Article first published online: 27 APR 2012
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 51, Issue 23, pages 5638–5641, June 4, 2012
How to Cite
Yanai, N. and Granick, S. (2012), Directional Self-Assembly of a Colloidal Metal–Organic Framework. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51: 5638–5641. doi: 10.1002/anie.201109132
- Issue published online: 30 MAY 2012
- Article first published online: 27 APR 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 19 MAR 2012
- Manuscript Received: 24 DEC 2011
- US Army Research Office. Grant Number: W911NF-10-1-0518
- metal–organic frameworks;
- surface chemistry
MOFs get attraction: Supraparticle self-assembly of a colloidal metal–organic framework (MOF) is achieved through simple capillary and van der Waals attractions. When suspensions of MOF particles are allowed to evaporate, hexagonal packings with controlled crystal orientation result (see scheme). The self-assembly can be visualized at the single-particle level.