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dc.contributor.authorGreer, Heather Frances
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Yuehao
dc.contributor.authorGreenaway, Alex
dc.contributor.authorWright, Paul Anthony
dc.contributor.authorZhou, Wuzong
dc.identifier.citationGreer , H F , Liu , Y , Greenaway , A , Wright , P A & Zhou , W 2016 , ' Synthesis and formation mechanism of textured MOF-5 ' , Crystal Growth & Design , vol. 16 , no. 4 , pp. 2104-2111 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 241426385
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84964595961
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-9752-7076/work/58054983
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dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-4243-9957/work/62668245
dc.descriptionHFG and WZ would like to thank the EPSRC for financial support on FEG-SEM equipment (EP/F019580/1) and a Platform (EP/K015540/1).en
dc.description.abstractTextured and house-of-card structures develop on the surfaces of cubic MOF-5 crystals. The formation mechanism of these novel constructions are investigated based on characterisation of the intermediate specimens with different reaction time intervals using scanning and transmission electron microscopies. It is found that the growth of MOF-5 cubic crystals does not follow the classical route. MOF-5 nanocrystallites initially aggregate to form large polycrystalline cubes, followed by surface re-arrangement of the nanocrystallites into a textured structure consisting of nanowires lying along the [100], [010], [110] and [11 ̅0] zone axes, if the face of the cube is defined to be (001). Further crystal growth leads to a house-of-cards structure constructed by interpenetrated nanoplates with their shortest axis parallel to [110] and [11 ̅0] axes. Evidence of a reversed crystal growth process is also observed. MOF-5 cubes with a single crystal-like appearance are achieved with extended reaction times despite their hidden three tier structure containing varying porosities hidden underneath.
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dc.subjectQD Chemistryen
dc.titleSynthesis and formation mechanism of textured MOF-5en
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Chemistryen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.EaSTCHEMen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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