Surface Functionalization of Metal−Organic Framework Crystals with Catechol Coatings for Enhanced Moisture Tolerance

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Castells-Gil, Javier; Novio, Fernando; Padial, Natalia M.; Tatay, Sergio; Ruíz-Molina, Daniel; Martí-Gastaldo, Carlos;

Robust catechol coatings for enhanced moisture tolerance can be produced in one step by direct reaction of HKUST with synthetic catechols. We ascribe the rapid formation of homogeneous coatings around the MOF particles to the biomimetic catalytic activity of Cu(II) dime... View more