Vapour-Phase Deposition of Oriented Copper Dicarboxylate Metal-Organic Framework Thin Films

Copper dicarboxylate metal-organic framework films are deposited via chemical vapour deposition. Uniform films of CuBDC and CuCDC with an out-of-plane orientation and accessible porosity are obtained from the reaction of Cu and CuO with vaporised dicarboxylic acid linkers.