Dr Martin Attfield - publications


List of publications


  • Anderson, M., Gebbie-Rayet, J. T., Hill, A., Farida, N., Attfield, M., Cubillas Gonzales, P., ... Gale, J. D. (2017). Predicting crystal growth via a unified kinetic three-dimensional partition model. Nature. DOI: 10.1038/nature21684. Publication link: 764583e5-f886-4826-b05f-3ae79c157a03
  • Fuoco, A., Khdhayyer, M., Attfield, M., Esposito, E., Jansen, J. C., & Budd, P. (2017). Synthesis and transport properties of novel MOF/PIM-1/MOF sandwich membranes for gas separation. Membranes. . Publication link: 9b317284-8234-462a-baca-0ccede693b69
  • Khdhayyer, M., Esposito, E., Fuoco, A., Monteleone, M., Giorno, L., Jansen, J. C., ... Budd, P. (2017). Mixed Matrix Membranes based on UiO-66 MOFs in the Polymer of Intrinsic Microporosity PIM-1. Separation and Purification Technology, 17. DOI: 10.1016/j.seppur.2016.09.036. Publication link: 26a253c4-4485-4e37-890a-2a4197651600
  • Vitorica-Yrezabal, I., Sava, D., Timco, G., Brown, M., Savage, M., Godfrey, H., ... Winpenny, R. (2017). Binding CO2 by a Cr8 metallacrown. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201701726. Publication link: a6870988-becc-4b3c-9c0d-311a36a083af


  • Wagia, R., Strashnov, I., Anderson, M., & Attfield, M. (2016). Determination of Preassembled Nucleating Units Critical for Crystal Growth of a Coordination Polymer. Angewandte Chemie, 128(31), 9221-9225. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201603687. Publication link: 0b55ddbd-a0ed-4e7a-b9ff-d04dddd4b1fb
  • Worrall, S., Bissett, M., Hill, P., Rooney, A., Haigh, S., Attfield, M., & Dryfe, R. (2016). Metal-organic framework templated electrodeposition of functional gold nanostructures. Electrochimica Acta. . Publication link: 2251c137-f57e-4ad2-8ad3-935a57afd190
  • Worrall, S., Bissett, M., Hirunpinyopas, W., Attfield, M., & Dryfe, R. (2016). Facile fabrication of metal-organic framework HKUST-1-based rewritable data storage devices. Journal of Materials Chemistry C. DOI: 10.1039/C6TC03496A. Publication link: a9805183-5cfe-4543-abd7-f0b7216051a1
  • Worrall, S. D., Mann, H., Rogers, A., Bissett, M., Attfield, M. P., & Dryfe, R. A. W. (2016). Electrochemical deposition of zeolitic imidazolate framework electrode coatings for supercapacitor electrodes. Electrochimica Acta, 197, 228-240. DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2016.02.145. Publication link: ab5e2b9c-ee57-42b6-867a-3a2d7bbedfcb


  • Smith, R., Cavka, J. H., Lind, A., Akporiaye, D., Attfield, M. P., & Anderson, M. W. (2015). An In-Situ Atomic Force Microscopy Study of the Dissolution of Nanoporous SAPO-34 and SAPO-18. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Part C: Nanomaterials, Interfaces and Hard Matter, 119(49), 27580-27587. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b09710. Publication link: dd26e8c8-d884-4e50-9827-545fef4aceda
  • Razali, M., Kim, J. F., Attfield, M. P., Budd, P. M., Drioli, E., Lee, Y. M., & Szekely, G. (2015). Sustainable wastewater treatment and recycle in membrane manufacturing. Green Chemistry, 17, 5196-5205. DOI: 10.1039/C5GC01937K. Publication link: 8676499b-aea6-4cca-9d10-f6704d456a03
  • Smith, R. L., Svelle, S., Del Campo, P., Fuglerud, T., Arstad, B., Lind, A., ... Arstad, B. (2015). CHA/AEI intergrowth materials as catalysts for the Methanol-to-Olefins process. Applied Catalysis A: General, 505, 1-7. DOI: 10.1016/j.apcata.2015.06.027. Publication link: 6ea96586-4027-436c-8294-7238ff8a0e19
  • Smith, R. L., Lind, A., Attfield, M. P., Akporiaye, D., & Anderson, M. W. (2015). Anatomy of Screw Dislocations in Nanoporous SAPO-18 as revealed by Atomic Force Microscopy. Chemical Communications, 51, 6218-6221. DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00663E. Publication link: 5030eac7-a83b-472c-83ea-d88973b9dad7
  • Nanthamathee, C., Ling, S., Slater, B., & Attfield, M. P. (2015). Contradistinct Thermoresponsive Behavior of Isostructural MIL-53 Type Metal–Organic Frameworks by Modifying the Framework Inorganic Anion. Chemistry of Materials, 27(1), 85-95. DOI: 10.1021/cm503311x. Publication link: 1c41d578-03d5-414b-b5d5-926224059512
  • Stephenson, M. J., Attfield, M. P., Holmes, S. M., & Dryfe, R. (2015). Electrochemically controlled ion exchange: proton ion exchange with sodium zeolite X and A. Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, 19(7), 1985–1992. DOI: 10.1007/s10008-015-2851-6. Publication link: 1c56cfd2-2385-4844-8438-87ec4c044622
  • Smith, R. L., Slawinski, W., Lind, A., Wragg, D., Cavka, J., Arstad, B., ... Fjellvag, H. (2015). Nanoporous Intergrowths: how crystal growth dictates phase composition and hierarchical structure in the CHA/AEI system. Chemistry of Materials, 27(12), 4205-4215. DOI: 10.1021/cm504284x. Publication link: 4c86a40b-e3c3-45fd-b5b7-7e0097b46d80


  • Smith, R. L., Eliášová, P., Mazur, M., Attfield, M. P., Čejka, J., & Anderson, M. W. (2014). Atomic Force Microscopy of Novel Zeolitic Materials Prepared by Top-Down Synthesis and ADOR Mechanism. Chemistry: A European Journal, 20(33), 10446-10450. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201402887. Publication link: da7838e5-b997-4435-a56e-d55be4e3cd3a
  • Cubillas, P., Etherington, K., Anderson, M. W., & Attfield, M. P. (2014). Crystal growth of MOF-5 using secondary building units studied by in situ atomic force microscopy. CrystEngComm, 16(42), 9834-9841. DOI: 10.1039/C4CE01710B. Publication link: ad44a2d5-6fbd-4382-8b12-e00da9544578


  • Bushell, A. F., Attfield, M. P., Mason, C. R., Budd, P. M., Yampolskii, Y., Starannikova, L., ... Isaeva, V. (2013). Gas permeation parameters of mixed matrix membranes based on the polymer of intrinsic microporosity PIM-1 and the zeolitic imidazolate framework ZIF-8. Journal of Membrane Science, 427, 48-62. DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2012.09.035. Publication link: 1559d4cf-6074-4b2e-8df5-e5a28339fc97
  • Moh, P. Y., Brenda, M., Anderson, M. W., & Attfield, M. P. (2013). Crystallisation of solvothermally synthesised ZIF-8 investigated at the bulk, single crystal and surface level. CrystEngComm, 15(45), 9672-9678. DOI: 10.1039/c3ce40943k. Publication link: 6e642fd5-1ed3-40aa-9160-285c15ecfbf5
  • Cubillas, P., Anderson, M. W., & Attfield, M. P. (2013). Influence of isomorphous substituting cobalt ions on the crystal growth of the MOF-5 framework determined by atomic force microscopy of growing core-shell crystals. Crystal Growth and Design, 13(10), 4526-4532. DOI: 10.1021/cg401001f. Publication link: 77c37b46-60d5-4507-b781-151ec89f5765
  • Bushell, A. F., Budd, P. M., Attfield, M. P., Jones, J. T. A., Hasell, T., Cooper, A. I., ... Jansen, J. C. (2013). Nanoporous organic polymer/cage composite membranes. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 52(4), 1253-1256. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201206339. Publication link: e96e596c-5676-446e-89ec-d0c322b2c1c9
  • Cubillas, P., Anderson, M. W., & Attfield, M. P. (2013). Materials discovery and crystal growth of zeolite A type zeolitic-imidazolate frameworks revealed by atomic force microscopy. Chemistry - A European Journal, 19(25), 8236-8243. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201300778. Publication link: eb9991ac-7331-409d-941d-4f0df753c15a


  • Holden, M. A., Cubillas, P., Attfield, M. P., Gebbie, J. T., & Anderson, M. W. (2012). Growth mechanism of microporous zincophosphate sodalite revealed by in situ atomic force microscopy. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134(31), 13066-13073. DOI: 10.1021/ja303814p. Publication link: ae3cf5d5-318e-45d5-817a-92b80474020e
  • Cubillas, P., Anderson, M. W., & Attfield, M. P. (2012). Crystal growth mechanisms and morphological control of the prototypical metal-organic framework MOF-5 revealed by atomic force microscopy. Chemistry - A European Journal, 18(48), 15406-15415. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201202261. Publication link: 391dca1d-0e9f-4db6-b624-81832b0641a3
  • Attfield, M. P., Mendieta-Tan, C., Telchadder, R. N., & Roberts, M. A. (2012). Synthesis, crystal structure and properties of a novel framework aluminium diphosphonate. RSC Advances, 2(27), 10291-10297. DOI: 10.1039/c2ra21930a. Publication link: 30484b0b-08a5-4232-86dc-64a8f944acf9
  • Attfield, M. P., & Cubillas, P. (2012). Crystal growth of nanoporous metal organic frameworks. Dalton Transactions, 41(14), 3869-3878. DOI: 10.1039/c2dt12006b. Publication link: 69956b5f-ce0e-4e86-beb0-e0d97da6b30f


  • Moh, P. Y., Cubillas, P., Anderson, M. W., & Attfield, M. P. (2011). Revelation of the molecular assembly of the nanoporous metal organic framework ZIF-8. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 133(34), 13304-13307. DOI: 10.1021/ja205900f. Publication link: f3b5a3d3-dd32-4817-81e9-b105c12ef3d0


  • Attfield, M. P., Yuan, Z., Harvey, H. G., & Clegg, W. (2010). Structural variety within gallium diphosphonates affected by the organic linker length. Inorganic Chemistry: including bioinorganic chemistry , 49(6), 2656-2666. DOI: 10.1021/ic901651d. Publication link: 76991c5e-5be1-43e7-99ca-d8af3a0b87e3



  • Attfield, M. P., Mendieta-Tan, C., Yuan, Z., & Clegg, W. (2008). Characterisation and properties of the n = 3 and n = 4 members of the Al2[O3PCnH2nPO3](H2O)2F2 framework aluminium alkylenediphosphonate series. Solid State Sciences, 10(9), 1124-1131. DOI: 10.1016/j.solidstatesciences.2007.12.014. Publication link: 74d44187-4c18-46b4-a72f-1d836dbae04a
  • Shöâeè, M., Agger, J. R., Anderson, M. W., & Attfield, M. P. (2008). Crystal form, defects and growth of the metal organic framework HKUST-1 revealed by atomic force microscopy. CrystEngComm, 10(6), 646-648. DOI: 10.1039/b718890k. Publication link: 0da6fb02-c355-48cb-92a6-c3e066a1d6e9


  • Attfield, M. P., Al-Ebini, Y., Pritchard, R. G., Andrews, E. M., Charlesworth, R. J., Hung, W., ... Royal, D. S. (2007). Synthesis and characterization of a novel germanate material containing 16-ring channels and templated by a simple primary amine. Chemistry of Materials, 19(2), 316-322. DOI: 10.1021/cm062241x. Publication link: a65851af-3543-4932-ad36-09118c8c8d57




  • Harvey, H. G., Hu, J., & Attfield, M. P. (2003). Synthesis, structural characterization, and readsorption behavior of a solid solution aluminum phosphite/ethylenediphosphonate series. Chemistry of Materials, 15(1), 179-188. DOI: 10.1021/cm0212663. Publication link: 299a1b1d-354f-4bc1-be3c-bf7ea9515cad
  • Attfield, M. P. (2003). New compounds and structures in the solid state. Royal Society of Chemistry. Annual Reports on the Progress of Chemistry. Section A: Inorganic Chemistry , 99, 409-429. DOI: 10.1039/b211475p. Publication link: ade77896-b99d-4cdc-99ba-e32659afce59
  • Attfield, M., Harvey, H. G., Teat, S. J., Tang, C. C., Cranswick, L. M., & Atffield, M. P. (2003). Synthesis and characterization of three novel cation-containing (NH4+/C3H7 NH3+/NH3+ C2H4NH3+) aluminum diphosphonates. Inorganic Chemistry: including bioinorganic chemistry , 42(7), 2428-2439. DOI: 10.1021/ic020641q. Publication link: fe7906c9-3f4c-4c3f-b845-765867af2ae3



  • Zakowsky, N., Wheatley, P. S., Bull, I., Attfield, M. P., & Morris, R. E. (2001). Synthesis and structure of an aluminium 3-aminopropylphosphonate sulfate hydrate. Journal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions, (19), 2899-2902. DOI: 10.1039/b103911n. Publication link: c932793d-6360-4298-a830-aa04d2efabcc
  • Attfield, M. P., Catlow, C. R. A., & Sokol, A. A. (2001). True structure of trigonal bipyramidal SiO4F- species in siliceous zeolites. Chemistry of Materials, 13(12), 4708-4713. DOI: 10.1021/cm011141i. Publication link: 8512392c-853d-4cd3-b98f-decc8d1c112e


  • Harvey, H. G., Teat, S. J., & Attfield, M. P. (2000). Al-2[O3PC2H4PO3](H2O)(2)F-2.H2O: a novel aluminium diphosphonate. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 10(12), 2632-2633. . Publication link: 99f09519-199d-4948-be52-b75bc2c11658

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