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Hybrid Metal-Organic Framework-Cellulose Materials Retaining High Porosity: [email protected] Nanofibrils

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Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, 412 96 Gothenburg, Sweden
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Wallenberg Wood Science Center, Chalmers University of Technology, 412 96 Gothenburg, Sweden
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Borealis AB, Munkerödsvägen 11, 444 32 Stenungsund, Sweden
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Department of Chemistry, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7700, South Africa
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Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Gothenburg, Kemivägen 10, 412 96 Gothenburg, Sweden
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Department of Chemistry, University of Botswana, Private Bag UB 00704, Gaborone, Botswana
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Academic Editor: Francis Verpoort
Received: 29 October 2021 / Revised: 16 November 2021 / Accepted: 17 November 2021 / Published: 20 November 2021
Metal-organic frameworks have attracted a great deal of attention for future applications in numerous areas, including gas adsorption. However, in order for them to reach their full potential a substrate to provide an anchor may be needed. Ideally, this substrate should be environmentally friendly and renewable. Cellulose nanofibrils show potential in this area. Here we present a hybrid material created from the self-assembly of zeolitic imidazolate framework (ZIF-8) nanocrystals on cellulose nanofibrils (CNF) in aqueous medium. The CNF/ZIF-8 was freeze dried and formed free standing materials suitable for gas adsorption. A BET area of 1014 m2 g−1 was achieved for the CNF/ZIF-8 hybrid materials [email protected] which is comparable with reported values for free standing ZIF-8 materials, 1600 m2 g−1, considering the dilution with cellulose, and a considerable enhancement compared to CNF on its own, 32 m2 g−1. View Full-Text
Keywords: nanocellulose; metal-organic framework; ZIF-8; hybrid materials; BET surface area; green chemistry nanocellulose; metal-organic framework; ZIF-8; hybrid materials; BET surface area; green chemistry
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Thunberg, J.; Zacharias, S.C.; Hasani, M.; Oyetunji, O.A.; Noa, F.M.A.; Westman, G.; Öhrström, L. Hybrid Metal-Organic Framework-Cellulose Materials Retaining High Porosity: [email protected] Nanofibrils. Inorganics 2021, 9, 84. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/inorganics9110084

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Thunberg J, Zacharias SC, Hasani M, Oyetunji OA, Noa FMA, Westman G, Öhrström L. Hybrid Metal-Organic Framework-Cellulose Materials Retaining High Porosity: [email protected] Nanofibrils. Inorganics. 2021; 9(11):84. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/inorganics9110084

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Thunberg, Johannes, Savannah C. Zacharias, Merima Hasani, Olayinka. A. Oyetunji, Francoise M.A. Noa, Gunnar Westman, and Lars Öhrström. 2021. "Hybrid Metal-Organic Framework-Cellulose Materials Retaining High Porosity: [email protected] Nanofibrils" Inorganics 9, no. 11: 84. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/inorganics9110084

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