MECHANICAL AMORPHISATION OF ZIF-8

Amorphization of the prototypical zeolitic imidazolate framework ZIF-8 by ball-milling
S Cao, T D Bennett, D A Keen, A L Goodwin and A K Cheetham
Chem Comm 48, 7805-7807 (2012)

We report the rapid amorphization of the prototypical substituted zeolitic imidazolate framework, ZIF-8, by ball-milling. The resultant amorphous ZIF-8 (amZIF-8) possesses a continuous random network (CRN) topology with a higher density and a lower porosity than its crystalline counterpart. A decrease in thermal stability upon amorphization is also evident.

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