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Title: Direct Synthesis of 7 nm-Thick Zinc(II)–Benzimidazole–Acetate Metal–Organic Framework Nanosheets

Abstract

Two-dimensional metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are promising candidates for high performance gas sepa-ration membranes. Currently, MOF nanosheets are mostly fabricated through delamination of layered MOFs, which often re-sults in a low yield of intact free-standing nanosheets. In this work, we present a direct synthesis method for zinc(II)-benzimidazole-acetate (Zn(Bim)OAc) MOF nanosheets. The obtained nanosheets have a lateral dimension of 600 nm when synthesized at room temperature. By adjusting the synthesis temperature, the morphology of obtained nanosheets can be readily tuned from nanosheets to nanobelts. A thickness of 7 nm is determined for Zn(Bim)OAc using high-angle annular dark-field scanning transmission electron microscopy, which makes these nanosheets promising building blocks of gas sepa-ration membranes.

Authors:
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  1. Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
  2. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Advanced Photon Source (APS). X-ray Science Division
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) (United States). Center for Gas Separations Relevant to Clean Energy Technologies (CGS)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1420065
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Chemistry of Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 30; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 0897-4756
Publisher:
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Xue, Feng, Kumar, Prashant, Xu, Wenqian, Mkhoyan, K. Andre, and Tsapatsis, Michael. Direct Synthesis of 7 nm-Thick Zinc(II)–Benzimidazole–Acetate Metal–Organic Framework Nanosheets. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b04083.
Xue, Feng, Kumar, Prashant, Xu, Wenqian, Mkhoyan, K. Andre, & Tsapatsis, Michael. Direct Synthesis of 7 nm-Thick Zinc(II)–Benzimidazole–Acetate Metal–Organic Framework Nanosheets. United States. doi:10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b04083.
Xue, Feng, Kumar, Prashant, Xu, Wenqian, Mkhoyan, K. Andre, and Tsapatsis, Michael. Sat . "Direct Synthesis of 7 nm-Thick Zinc(II)–Benzimidazole–Acetate Metal–Organic Framework Nanosheets". United States. doi:10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b04083.
@article{osti_1420065,
title = {Direct Synthesis of 7 nm-Thick Zinc(II)–Benzimidazole–Acetate Metal–Organic Framework Nanosheets},
author = {Xue, Feng and Kumar, Prashant and Xu, Wenqian and Mkhoyan, K. Andre and Tsapatsis, Michael},
abstractNote = {Two-dimensional metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are promising candidates for high performance gas sepa-ration membranes. Currently, MOF nanosheets are mostly fabricated through delamination of layered MOFs, which often re-sults in a low yield of intact free-standing nanosheets. In this work, we present a direct synthesis method for zinc(II)-benzimidazole-acetate (Zn(Bim)OAc) MOF nanosheets. The obtained nanosheets have a lateral dimension of 600 nm when synthesized at room temperature. By adjusting the synthesis temperature, the morphology of obtained nanosheets can be readily tuned from nanosheets to nanobelts. A thickness of 7 nm is determined for Zn(Bim)OAc using high-angle annular dark-field scanning transmission electron microscopy, which makes these nanosheets promising building blocks of gas sepa-ration membranes.},
doi = {10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b04083},
journal = {Chemistry of Materials},
number = 1,
volume = 30,
place = {United States},
year = {Sat Dec 09 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Sat Dec 09 00:00:00 EST 2017}
}

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