Manipulating Porous Matter
For some metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) polymorphism can form a challenge on the synthesis outcome. In this work, we demonstrate a template-mediated MOF-CVD method controlling possible polymorphs, both powder and thin film forms are studied.
Time-resolved in situ synchrotron small-angle X-ray scattering, performed at Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste (Italy), reveals that by introducing template vapor into the MOF-CVD process, the transformation into a dense phase can be avoided, thus resulting in a porous structure.
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