Ion flow in a zeolitic imidazolate framework results in ionic diode phenomena

Elena Madrid, Mark A. Buckingham, James M. Stone, Adrian T Rogers, William J. Gee, Andrew D. Burrows, Paul R. Raithby, Veronica Celorrio, David J. Fermin, Frank Marken

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Ionic transport (for applications in nanofluidics or membranes) and "ionic diode" phenomena in a zeolitic imidazolate framework (ZIF-8) are investigated by directly growing the framework from aqueous Zn2+ and 2-methylimidazole as an "asymmetric plug" into a 20 μm diameter pore in a ca. 6 μm thin poly-ethylene-terephthalate (PET) film.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2792-2794
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number13
Early online date11 Jan 2016
Publication statusPublished - 14 Feb 2016


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