Ranft, Annekathrin; Betzler, Sophia B.; Haase, Frederik; Lotsch, Bettina V.
Additive-mediated size control of MOF nanoparticles.
In: ChrystEngComm, Vol. 15, No. 45: pp. 9296-9300
A fast synthesis approach toward sub-60 nm sized MOF nanoparticles was developed by employing auxiliary additives. Control over the size of HKUST-1 and IRMOF-3 particles was gained by adjusting the concentration and type of stabilizers. Colloidal solutions of the MOFs were used for the formation of optically homogeneous thin films by spin-coating.