SURMOF Induced Morphological Crystal Engineering of Substituted Benzamides

Geetha Bolla, Allan S. Myerson

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Well-established, self-assembled monolayers are further explored and extended to SURMOFs as basic template heterosurfaces by using a basic stranded HKUST metal-organic framework (MOF) as an example. The prepared SURMOF was used to study morphological crystal engineering of substituted benzamides. Prepared SURMOF substrates surfaces were analyzed by scanning electron microscopy and confirmed through thin film X-ray diffraction. Here we proved that the MOF surface exhibited adsorption of the substituted benzamides nucleus during both nucleation and growth directed due to the weak supramolecular interactions. MOF induced nucleation was investigated and showed control over the substituted benzamides for morphological engineering. Hence the concept of MOF induced morphological crystal engineering is adapted to the field of morphology crystal engineering and showed the additional advantage of heterogeneous nucleation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7048-7058
Number of pages11
JournalCrystal Growth and Design
Issue number11
StatePublished - 7 Nov 2018
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry (all)
  • Materials Science (all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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