Fabrication of Monodisperse Flower-Like Coordination Polymers (CP) Microparticles by Spray Technique
AbstractIn this manuscript, we have developed an efficient spraying method to successfully fabricate a series of flower-like coordination polymers (CP) microparticles, including Co/BDC (1,4-benzenedicarboxylate) metal organic frameworks (MOF) and infinite coordination polymers (ICP) microparticles, as well as Ni-Co/BDC MOF and Zn/DOBDC (2,5-dioxido-1,4-benzenedicarboxylate) MOF. The spraying method has shown high efficiency and universality in synthesizing the flower-like CP. The crystalline structure can be adjusted by varying the solvent composition in the spraying process. SEM observation demonstrated the MOF and ICP microparticles possess the similar flower-like structure, which is composed of nanoflakes with smooth surface, and the flower-like microparticles could be monodisperse with as low as 5% polydispersity. Moreover, the fabrication of the flower-like CP microparticles by spraying has a wide operation window, because there is no need to precisely control the experiment conditions, like solvents, concentration, and spray order. Due to the practicality of spray technique, this work would pave the way for the manufacture of the flower-like materials and have great potential in applications of catalysis, sensor, energy storage, and so on. View Full-Text
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Li, W.-Z.; Zhou, Y.; Liu, F.; Li, Y.; Xia, M.-J.; Han, E.-H.; Wang, T.; Zhang, X.; Fu, Y. Fabrication of Monodisperse Flower-Like Coordination Polymers (CP) Microparticles by Spray Technique. Nanomaterials 2017, 7, 237.
Li W-Z, Zhou Y, Liu F, Li Y, Xia M-J, Han E-H, Wang T, Zhang X, Fu Y. Fabrication of Monodisperse Flower-Like Coordination Polymers (CP) Microparticles by Spray Technique. Nanomaterials. 2017; 7(9):237.Chicago/Turabian Style
Li, Wen-Ze; Zhou, Yuan; Liu, Fuchun; Li, Yunong; Xia, Ming-Jian; Han, En-Hou; Wang, Tieqiang; Zhang, Xuemin; Fu, Yu. 2017. "Fabrication of Monodisperse Flower-Like Coordination Polymers (CP) Microparticles by Spray Technique." Nanomaterials 7, no. 9: 237.