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Assembling MOFs into fractal scale for sweat sensing.

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Summary of "Assembling MOFs into fractal scale for sweat sensing."

Many natural organizations with some special functional properties possess fractal tissues which displays the nearly same at every scale. The benefit of mimicking fractal structure in synthetic functional materials warrants further exploration. To tackle this challenge, we assemble metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) into fractal structure by using a bottom-up approach inspired from evaporation-driven crystallization. Such hierarchically branched MOFs exhibit some unexpected performances in electrochemistry, and can be a versatile biosensor for sweat analysis. Our work provides an interesting and efficient example for fabricating fractal MOFs as well as uncovering their new properties. This fractal-guided strategy can be extended to synthetize and explore new characteristics of other materials, holding potential in various applications including sensors, catalysis and energy storage.

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Name: ACS applied materials & interfaces
ISSN: 1944-8252
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