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Metal–Organic Framework Thin Films: Crystallite Orientation Dependent Adsorption

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  • Dr. Bo Liu,

    1. Chair of Inorganic Chemistry II—Organometallics and Materials Chemistry, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, 44780 Bochum (Germany)
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  • M. Sc. Min Tu,

    1. Chair of Inorganic Chemistry II—Organometallics and Materials Chemistry, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, 44780 Bochum (Germany)
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  • Prof. Dr. Roland A. Fischer

    Corresponding author
    1. Chair of Inorganic Chemistry II—Organometallics and Materials Chemistry, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, 44780 Bochum (Germany)
    • Chair of Inorganic Chemistry II—Organometallics and Materials Chemistry, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, 44780 Bochum (Germany)
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  • This work was funded within the priority program of the German Research Foundation (DFG) on Metal–Organic Frameworks (SPP 1362). B.L. is grateful for a stipend from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. M.T. is grateful for a Ph.D. fellowship donated by the China Scholarship Council (CSC).

Abstract

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Well oriented: Preferred [100] and [001] orientations of metal–organic framework crystallites, [Cu2(ndc)2(dabco)] (ndc=1,4-naphthalenedicarboxylate, dabco=1,4-diazabicyclo[2.2.2]octane), attached to surfaces were fabricated. Different pore openings owing to anisotropic properties of [Cu2(ndc)2(dabco)] result in oriented thin films exhibiting distinct adsorption kinetics for volatile organic compounds.

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