In-situ IR monitoring of the formation of Zr-fumarate MOF

Jianwei Ren, Nicholas M. Musyoka, Henrietta W. Langmi, Brian C. North, Mkhulu Mathe, Wan Pang, Mingjie Wang, Joseph Walker

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The in-situ IR technique was employed to monitor the crystallization process of Zr-fumarate (Zr-fum) MOF under real synthesis conditions. The results evidenced the participations of both modulator acid (HCOOH) and solvent (DMF) during the structural formation of Zr-fum MOF. This observation will contribute to the quest for understanding of the formation of structural defects in MOFs, which is a topic that is currently under intense investigation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-267
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Surface Science
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • IR spectroscopy
  • Metal-organic frameworks
  • NMR spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry (all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (all)
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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