Directional self-assembly of a colloidal metal-organic framework

Nobuhiro Yanai, Steve Granick

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MOFs get attraction: Supraparticle self-assembly of a colloidal metal-organic framework (MOF) is achieved through simple capillary and van der Waals attractions. When suspensions of MOF particles are allowed to evaporate, hexagonal packings with controlled crystal orientation result (see scheme). The self-assembly can be visualized at the single-particle level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5638-5641
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - Jun 4 2012
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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