Metal-organic framework thin films: Crystallite orientation dependent adsorption

Bo Liu, Min Tu, Roland A. Fischer

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3402-3405
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Issue number12
StatePublished - 18 Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • adsorption
  • copper
  • metal-organic frameworks
  • structure elucidation
  • thin films


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