Synthesis and characterization of ZIF-7 membranes by in Situ method

Seung Jun Noh, Sung Pil Yoon, Jonghee Han, Sunggook Park, Jinsoo Kim

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Zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs) have been the focus of interest in adsorption, catalysis, and membrane applications due to their superior thermal and chemical stability, tunable microporous channels, and tailorable physical/chemical properties. In this study, ZIF-7 membranes were successfully prepared on macroporous α-alumina substrate by in situ solvothermal method, without the necessity of seeding or surface modification step. Addition of sodium formate during the reaction facilitates continuous well-intergrown crystalline ZIF-7 layer. As-synthesized ZIF-7 membrane was characterized by XRD, FE-SEM and gas permeation test. The H2 permeance through 5 μm ZIF-7 membrane was 1.9 × 10-7 mol/m2·s·Pa with ideal selectivity of H2/CO2 = 15.2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)575-578
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1


  • Membrane
  • Metal-Organic frameworks
  • ZIF-7

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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