Engineering ZIF-8 thin films for hybrid MOF-based devices

Guang Lu, Omar K. Farha, Weina Zhang, Fengwei Huo, Joseph T. Hupp

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Patterned metal-organic framework, ZIF-8 thin films can be generated by using standard photolithography or via selective growth with the aid of microcontact printing. The alternate chemical deposition (of ZIF-8) and physical deposition (of metallic materials) allow the insertion of metal layers in the ZIF-8 film that could serve as multifunctional chemical sensors for vapors and gases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3970-3974
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number29
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2 2012


  • metal-organic frameworks
  • thin films

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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