Herein we report a facile synthesis method using surfactant cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) as a capping agent for controlling the crystal size and morphology of zeolitic imidazolate framework-8 (ZIF-8) crystals in aqueous systems. The particle sizes can be precisely adjusted from ca. 100 nm to 4 μm, and the morphology can be changed from truncated cubic to rhombic dodecahedron. This journal is © The Royal Society of Chemistry.
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Acknowledgements: This work was supported by the faculty distribution fund from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics