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Basolite® Z1200

Green Alternative

produced by BASF

Synonym: 2-Methylimidazole zinc salt, ZIF-8

  • CAS Number 59061-53-9

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C8H10N4Zn

  • Molecular Weight 227.58

  •  PubChem Substance ID 329761400

  •  NACRES NA.23



Related Categories Alternative Energy, Chemical Synthesis, Enabling Products, Greener Alternative Products, MOFs,
grade   produced by BASF
greener alternative product characteristics   Design for Energy Efficiency
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particle size   4.9 μm (D50)
surface area   1300-1800 m2/g (Langmuir surf. area)
bulk density   0.35 g/cm3


General description

Basolite(TM) Z1200 has a zeolitic imidazolate framework (ZIF) constituted of metal ions and imidazolate anions. The structure of ZIF is analogous to that of silica-zeolites. ZIFs have high thermal stability.

Metal organic framework (MOF)
Zinc imidazolate frameworks (ZIF)

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Used for separations (paraffin isomers, alkanes), sensors, and gas adsorption (hydrogen gas)


10, 100 g in poly bottle

Other Notes

can be activated at 100°C (vacuum)

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ChemFiles 2009, 9.2, 19.
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