© The Royal Society of Chemistry 2016. Herein we report a versatile methodology for engineering metallic Janus MOF particles based on desymmetrization at interfaces, whereby each MOF particle is partially coated with a desired metal. We demonstrate that it enables the fabrication of homogeneous Janus MOF particles according to the MOF (ZIF-8, UiO-66 or UiO-66-SH), the metal (Au, Co or Pt), the MOF particle size (from the micrometer to the submicrometer regime) and the metal-film thickness (from 5 nm to 50 nm) employed. We anticipate that our strategy could be applied to impart new functionalities to MOFs, including asymmetric functionalization, magnetic-guidance and motorization.
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Ayala, A., Carbonell, C., Imaz, I., & Maspoch, D. (2016). Introducing asymmetric functionality into MOFs: Via the generation of metallic Janus MOF particles. Chemical Communications, 52(29), 5096-5099. https://doi.org/10.1039/c6cc01098a