Solvent-Free Powder Synthesis and Thin Film Chemical Vapor Deposition of a Zinc Bipyridyl-Triazolate Framework

Timothée Stassin, Ivo Stassen, Nathalie Wauteraerts, Alexander John Cruz, Marianne Kräuter, Anna Maria Coclite, Dirk De Vos, Rob Ameloot*

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    MAF-252, a non-porous crystalline coordination polymer, is obtained from the solvent-free reaction of ZnO with 3-(2-pyridyl)-5-(4-pyridyl)-1,2,4-triazole. MAF-252 can be synthesized in powder form and deposited as thin films, starting from ZnO powder and layers, respectively. Chemical vapor deposition (CVD) of MAF-252 enables conformal and patterned thin films, even on high aspect ratio features.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


    • Chemical vapor deposition
    • Coordination polymers
    • Microfabrication
    • Solvent-free reactions
    • Thin films

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Inorganic Chemistry

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