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Research Conducted at Beihang University Has Provided New Information about Crystal Growth [In situ crystal growth of zeolitic imidazolate frameworks...

July 4, 2014



Research Conducted at Beihang University Has Provided New Information about Crystal Growth [In situ crystal growth of zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIF) on electrospun polyurethane nanofibers]

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Current study results on Crystal Growth have been published. According to news reporting out of Beijing, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "This paper reports for the first time in situ crystal growth of ZIF-8 on electrospun polyurethane (PU) nanofibers. In SEM images, continuous and compact ZIF-8 nanocrystals grow along electrospun PU nanofibers."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Beihang University, "The highest loading capacity of ZIF-8 on PU reaches 63%. By N2 adsorption-desorption, ZIF-8-PU shows a high surface area of 566 cm(2) g(-1). Combining the good flexibility of PU with the high adsorption properties of ZIF-8, ZIF-8-PU can be easily tailored into clothes or other forms as adsorption material. Furthermore, the gas adsorption ability of ZIF-8-PU was measured for H2, N2, O2 and CO2 at room temperature (20 C) under different pressure gradients."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The results show that the adsorption capacity of ZIF-8-PU for CO2 is nearly 11 times that for H2, 50 times that for O2 and 75 times that for N2 at 800 mmHg."

For more information on this research see: In situ crystal growth of zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIF) on electrospun polyurethane nanofibers. Dalton Transactions, 2014;43(18):6684-8. (Royal Society of Chemistry - www.rsc.org/; Dalton Transactions - pubs.rsc.org/en/journals/journalissues/dt)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Z. Lian, School of Materials Science & Engineering, Beihang University, 100191 Beijing, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include L. Huimin and O. Zhaofei (see also Crystal Growth).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Beijing, Crystal Growth, People's Republic of China.

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