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Shaozhou Li, Wenxiong Shi, Guang Lu, Shuzhou Li, Say Chye Joachim Loo and Fengwei Huo Unconventional Nucleation and Oriented Growth of ZIF-8 Crystals on Non-Polar Surface Advanced Materials 24

Version of Record online: 31 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201201996

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Zeolitic imidazolate framework-8 (ZIF-8) crystals show unconventionally selective nucleation and oriented growth on a patterned self-assembled monolayer (SAM) surface. The growth selectivity and crystal orientation are also affected by the odd-even effect for SAMs. The oriented growth of the ZIF-8 crystals is found to result from fast crystallization of the nuclei triggered by the specific SAM surfaces.

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