Imparting functionality to a metal-organic framework material by controlled nanoparticle encapsulation

Guang Lu, Shaozhou Li, Zhen Guo, Omar K. Farha, Brad G. Hauser, Xiaoying Qi, Yi Wang, Xin Wang, Sanyang Han, Xiaogang Liu, Joseph S. Duchene, Hua Zhang, Qichun Zhang, Xiaodong Chen, Jan Ma, Say Chye Joachim Loo, Wei D. Wei, Yanhui Yang, Joseph T Hupp, Fengwei Huo

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Abstract

Microporous metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) that display permanent porosity show great promise for a myriad of purposes. The potential applications of MOFs can be developed further and extended by encapsulating various functional species (for example, nanoparticles) within the frameworks. However, despite increasing numbers of reports of nanoparticle/MOF composites, simultaneously to control the size, composition, dispersed nature, spatial distribution and confinement of the incorporated nanoparticles within MOF matrices remains a significant challenge. Here, we report a controlled encapsulation strategy that enables surfactant-capped nanostructured objects of various sizes, shapes and compositions to be enshrouded by a zeolitic imidazolate framework (ZIF-8). The incorporated nanoparticles are well dispersed and fully confined within the ZIF-8 crystals. This strategy also allows the controlled incorporation of multiple nanoparticles within each ZIF-8 crystallite. The as-prepared nanoparticle/ZIF-8 composites exhibit active (catalytic, magnetic and optical) properties that derive from the nanoparticles as well as molecular sieving and orientation effects that originate from the framework material.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)310-316
Number of pages7
JournalNature Chemistry
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012

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Encapsulation
Metals
Nanoparticles
Metal nanoparticles
Composite materials
Chemical analysis
Surface-Active Agents
Spatial distribution
Magnetic properties
Surface active agents
Optical properties
Porosity
Crystals

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Imparting functionality to a metal-organic framework material by controlled nanoparticle encapsulation. / Lu, Guang; Li, Shaozhou; Guo, Zhen; Farha, Omar K.; Hauser, Brad G.; Qi, Xiaoying; Wang, Yi; Wang, Xin; Han, Sanyang; Liu, Xiaogang; Duchene, Joseph S.; Zhang, Hua; Zhang, Qichun; Chen, Xiaodong; Ma, Jan; Loo, Say Chye Joachim; Wei, Wei D.; Yang, Yanhui; Hupp, Joseph T; Huo, Fengwei.

In: Nature Chemistry, Vol. 4, No. 4, 04.2012, p. 310-316.

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Lu, G, Li, S, Guo, Z, Farha, OK, Hauser, BG, Qi, X, Wang, Y, Wang, X, Han, S, Liu, X, Duchene, JS, Zhang, H, Zhang, Q, Chen, X, Ma, J, Loo, SCJ, Wei, WD, Yang, Y, Hupp, JT & Huo, F 2012, 'Imparting functionality to a metal-organic framework material by controlled nanoparticle encapsulation', Nature Chemistry, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 310-316. https://doi.org/10.1038/nchem.1272
Lu, Guang ; Li, Shaozhou ; Guo, Zhen ; Farha, Omar K. ; Hauser, Brad G. ; Qi, Xiaoying ; Wang, Yi ; Wang, Xin ; Han, Sanyang ; Liu, Xiaogang ; Duchene, Joseph S. ; Zhang, Hua ; Zhang, Qichun ; Chen, Xiaodong ; Ma, Jan ; Loo, Say Chye Joachim ; Wei, Wei D. ; Yang, Yanhui ; Hupp, Joseph T ; Huo, Fengwei. / Imparting functionality to a metal-organic framework material by controlled nanoparticle encapsulation. In: Nature Chemistry. 2012 ; Vol. 4, No. 4. pp. 310-316.
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