We report here the first example of ZIF materials synthesized in aqueous solution. The synthesis was performed at room temperature and typically took several minutes compared to hours and days in non-aqueous conditions. The obtained product were ZIF-8 nanocrystals having size of ∼85 nm and showed excellent thermal, hydrothermal and solvothermal stabilities. © 2011 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
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Acknowledgements: We acknowledge Dr Hua Tan and Dr Bei Zhang from KAUST core facilities for the measurements of N2 adsorption and in situ XRD, respectively. This work was supported by the faculty distribution fund from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
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- Materials Chemistry
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Metals and Alloys
- Ceramics and Composites
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials