High Resolution Reference X-ray Diffraction Pattern for Bis(2-methylimidazolyl)-Zinc, C8H10N4Zn (ZIF-8)
Winnie K. Wong-Ng, James A. Kaduk, Laura Espinal, Matthew Suchomel, Andrew J. Allen
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).