Polymerization of Alkylsilanes on ZIF-8 to Hierarchical Siloxane Microspheres and Microflowers
AbstractThe use of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) in the polymerization field remains comparatively rare up to now, let alone studies on the fabrication of polymer microstructures through a MOFs-catalyzed assembly process. Zeolitic imidazolate framework-8 (ZIF-8), a well-known MOF for its chemical and thermal stabilities, was used to induce a polymerization reaction of saturated alkylsilanes for the first time. The reaction temperature was found to be critical for morphology control of the polymerized ZIF-siloxane composites. The polymerization of alkylsilanes by ZIF-8 at room temperature resulted in siloxane microspheres while rose petal-like microstructures were obtained at higher temperature. The effects of the reaction time on the structures of the polymerization products were also investigated and the polymerization reaction process was proposed. This work expands the field of MOFs’ applications and develops a reasonable method for the multidimensional assembly of MOFs building blocks into required structures or platforms for designing new kinds of hierarchical morphologies, which to our knowledge has not been previously investigated. View Full-Text
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Yang, L.; Xie, C.; Li, Y.; Guo, L.; Nie, M.; Zhang, J.; Yan, Z.; Wang, J.; Wang, W. Polymerization of Alkylsilanes on ZIF-8 to Hierarchical Siloxane Microspheres and Microflowers. Catalysts 2017, 7, 77.
Yang L, Xie C, Li Y, Guo L, Nie M, Zhang J, Yan Z, Wang J, Wang W. Polymerization of Alkylsilanes on ZIF-8 to Hierarchical Siloxane Microspheres and Microflowers. Catalysts. 2017; 7(3):77.Chicago/Turabian Style
Yang, Lin; Xie, Congjia; Li, Yizhou; Guo, Lei; Nie, Minfang; Zhang, Jinping; Yan, Zhiying; Wang, Jiaqiang; Wang, Wei. 2017. "Polymerization of Alkylsilanes on ZIF-8 to Hierarchical Siloxane Microspheres and Microflowers." Catalysts 7, no. 3: 77.
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