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dc.contributor.authorNozari, Vahid
dc.contributor.authorCalahoo, Courtney
dc.contributor.authorTuffnell, Joshua M
dc.contributor.authorKeen, David A
dc.contributor.authorBennett, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorWondraczek, Lothar
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-01T01:54:29Z
dc.date.available2021-11-01T01:54:29Z
dc.date.issued2021-09-29
dc.identifier.issn2041-1723
dc.identifier.otherPMC8481281
dc.identifier.other34588462
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/330128
dc.description.abstractHybrid glasses from melt-quenched metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have been emerging as a new class of materials, which combine the functional properties of crystalline MOFs with the processability of glasses. However, only a handful of the crystalline MOFs are meltable. Porosity and metal-linker interaction strength have both been identified as crucial parameters in the trade-off between thermal decomposition of the organic linker and, more desirably, melting. For example, the inability of the prototypical zeolitic imidazolate framework (ZIF) ZIF-8 to melt, is ascribed to the instability of the organic linker upon dissociation from the metal center. Here, we demonstrate that the incorporation of an ionic liquid (IL) into the porous interior of ZIF-8 provides a means to reduce its melting temperature to below its thermal decomposition temperature. Our structural studies show that the prevention of decomposition, and successful melting, is due to the IL interactions stabilizing the rapidly dissociating ZIF-8 linkers upon heating. This understanding may act as a general guide for extending the range of meltable MOF materials and, hence, the chemical and structural variety of MOF-derived glasses.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.sourceessn: 2041-1723
dc.sourcenlmid: 101528555
dc.titleIonic liquid facilitated melting of the metal-organic framework ZIF-8.
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2021-11-01T01:54:28Z
prism.issueIdentifier1
prism.publicationNameNat Commun
prism.volume12
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.77573
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-09-10
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1038/s41467-021-25970-0
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.contributor.orcidKeen, David A [0000-0003-0376-2767]
dc.contributor.orcidBennett, Thomas [0000-0003-3717-3119]
dc.contributor.orcidWondraczek, Lothar [0000-0002-0747-3076]
dc.identifier.eissn2041-1723
pubs.funder-project-idEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EP/L015978/1)
cam.issuedOnline2021-09-29


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