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Publication Citation: High Resolution Reference X-ray Diffraction Pattern for Bis(2-methylimidazolyl)-Zinc, C8H10N4Zn (ZIF-8)

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Author(s): Winnie K. Wong-Ng; James A. Kaduk; Laura Espinal; Matthew Suchomel; Andrew J. Allen;
Title: High Resolution Reference X-ray Diffraction Pattern for Bis(2-methylimidazolyl)-Zinc, C8H10N4Zn (ZIF-8)
Published: April 24, 2011
Abstract: The family of zeolitic imidazolate framework (ZIF) compounds are efficient sorbent materials that can be used for catalytic, ion exchange, gas storage and gas separation applications. A high resolution reference x-ray powder diffraction pattern for one of the ZIF members, Bis(2-methylimidazolyl)-Zinc, C8H10N4Zn (commonly known as ZIF-8), was determined using the synchrotron diffraction technique at the Advanced Photon Source (APS). The sample was confirmed to be cubic I-43m, with a=17.01162(6) Å, V=4932.08 Å3, and Z=12. The reference x-ray powder pattern has been submitted to for inclusion in the Powder Diffraction File (PDF).
Citation: Powder Diffraction
Volume: 26
Pages: pp. 234 - 237
Keywords: C8H10N4Zn (ZIF-8); Reference x-ray powder diffraction pattern; Synchrotron diffraction; Powder Diffraction File (PDF)
Research Areas: Energy