HKUST-1 membranes on porous supports using secondary growth Academic Article uri icon


  • Here we report the synthesis of continuous HKUST-1 membranes on porous supports via the secondary (i.e., seeded) growth method. A new seeding technique ("thermal seeding") was developed to strongly anchor HKUST-1 seed crystals on porous α-alumina supports. It was found critical to have both organic ligands and copper species in the seed suspension as well as to seed the crystals at elevated temperature. The HKUST-1 seed crystals on the supports were then hydrothermally grown into continuous HKUST-1 films. The formation of cracks and fractures in the films was prevented by controlling the cooling and the drying processes after crystallization. The permeation results of HKUST-1 membranes show moderate separation of hydrogen over other small gas molecules such as carbon dioxide, nitrogen, oxygen, and methane. © 2010 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

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  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Guerrero, V. V., Yoo, Y., McCarthy, M. C., & Jeong, H.

citation count

  • 168

publication date

  • January 2010