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Metal Organic Framework Micro/Nanopillars of Cu(BTC)·3H2O and Zn(ADC)·DMSO

Department of Chemistry, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
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Academic Editor: Jiye Fang
Nanomaterials 2015, 5(2), 565-576;
Received: 3 March 2015 / Revised: 26 March 2015 / Accepted: 30 March 2015 / Published: 9 April 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanomaterials for Energy and Sustainability Applications)
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In this work, we report the optical and thermal properties of Cu(BTC)·3H2O (BTC = 1,3,5-benzenetricarboxylic acid) and Zn(ADC)·DMSO (ADC = 9,10- anthracenedicarboxylic acid, DMSO = dimethyl sulfoxide) metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) micro/nanopillars. The morphologies of MOFs on surfaces are most in the form of micro/nanopillars that were vertically oriented on the surface. The size and morphology of the pillars depend on the evaporation time, concentration, solvent, substrate, and starting volume of solutions. The crystal structures of the nanopillars and micropillars are the same, confirmed by powder XRD. Zn(ADC)·DMSO pillars have a strong blue fluorescence. Most of ADC in the pillars are in the form of monomers, which is different from ADC in the solid powder. View Full-Text
Keywords: nanopillars; micropillars; nanowire; metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) nanopillars; micropillars; nanowire; metal-organic frameworks (MOFs)

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Kojtari, A.; Ji, H.-F. Metal Organic Framework Micro/Nanopillars of Cu(BTC)·3H2O and Zn(ADC)·DMSO. Nanomaterials 2015, 5, 565-576.

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