Void Engineering in Metal-Organic Frameworks via Synergistic Etching and Surface Functionalization
Ming Hu, Yi Ju, Kang Liang, Tomoya Suma, Jiwei Cui, Frank Caruso
ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS | WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH | Published : 2016
The rational design and engineering of metal–organic framework (MOF) crystals with hollow features has been used for various applications. Here, a top-down strategy is established to construct hollow MOFs via synergistic etching and surface functionalization by using phenolic acid. The macrosized cavities are created inside various types of MOFs without destroying the parent crystalline framework, as evidenced by electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction. The modified MOFs are simultaneously coated by metal–phenolic films. This coating endows the MOFs with the additional functionality of responding to near infrared irradiation to produce heat for potential photothermal therapy applications.
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Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology
Awarded by ARC under the Australian Laureate Fellowship
Awarded by ARC under the Super Science Fellowship
Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China
This research was conducted and funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology (project number CE140100036). This work was also supported by the ARC under the Australian Laureate Fellowship (F.C., FL120100030) and Super Science Fellowship (F.C., FS110200025) schemes, as well as by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 21401056).