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Title: Layer-by-layer assembly of metal-organic framework nanosheets with polymer

Abstract

Metal-organic framework (MOF) nanosheets are gaining more and more attention due to their tunable porous structure and two-dimensional shape. Adding MOF nanosheets into polymers can lead to improved properties, but the level of enhancement is usually thwarted by the difficulties in exfoliating and aligning these nanosheets within the polymer matrix. In order to establish a strategy for making polymer/MOF nanosheets composites with improved exfoliation and alignment, we combined MOF nanosheets and polymer using layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly for the first time. MOF nanosheets (ZIF67-L, leaf-like zeolitic imidazolate framework nanosheets) used here were functionalized with positively charged polyethylenimine, which could replace the original surface ligands and impart a positive charge on the nanosheet surface. These positively charged MOF nanosheets were then combined with negatively charged poly(acrylic acid) through ionic-bonding-assisted LbL assembly, generating a polymer composite with fully exfoliated and highly aligned MOF nanosheets.

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  1. National Energy Technology Lab. (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
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Research Org.:
National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA, Morgantown, WV, and Albany, OR (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Fossil Energy (FE)
OSTI Identifier:
1582320
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nanotechnology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 30; Journal Issue: 34; Journal ID: ISSN 0957-4484
Publisher:
IOP Publishing
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; layer-by-layer assembly; nanosheets; metal-organic framework; polymer composites

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Xiang, Fangming, Popczun, Eric J., and Hopkinson, David P. Layer-by-layer assembly of metal-organic framework nanosheets with polymer. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1088/1361-6528/ab19f4.
Xiang, Fangming, Popczun, Eric J., & Hopkinson, David P. Layer-by-layer assembly of metal-organic framework nanosheets with polymer. United States. doi:10.1088/1361-6528/ab19f4.
Xiang, Fangming, Popczun, Eric J., and Hopkinson, David P. Fri . "Layer-by-layer assembly of metal-organic framework nanosheets with polymer". United States. doi:10.1088/1361-6528/ab19f4.
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title = {Layer-by-layer assembly of metal-organic framework nanosheets with polymer},
author = {Xiang, Fangming and Popczun, Eric J. and Hopkinson, David P.},
abstractNote = {Metal-organic framework (MOF) nanosheets are gaining more and more attention due to their tunable porous structure and two-dimensional shape. Adding MOF nanosheets into polymers can lead to improved properties, but the level of enhancement is usually thwarted by the difficulties in exfoliating and aligning these nanosheets within the polymer matrix. In order to establish a strategy for making polymer/MOF nanosheets composites with improved exfoliation and alignment, we combined MOF nanosheets and polymer using layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly for the first time. MOF nanosheets (ZIF67-L, leaf-like zeolitic imidazolate framework nanosheets) used here were functionalized with positively charged polyethylenimine, which could replace the original surface ligands and impart a positive charge on the nanosheet surface. These positively charged MOF nanosheets were then combined with negatively charged poly(acrylic acid) through ionic-bonding-assisted LbL assembly, generating a polymer composite with fully exfoliated and highly aligned MOF nanosheets.},
doi = {10.1088/1361-6528/ab19f4},
journal = {Nanotechnology},
number = 34,
volume = 30,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {5}
}

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