The unbalanced MOF-on-MOF growth of MIL-88A on the MIL-88B template, where both MOFs have a similar three-dimensional hexagonal structure but with mismatched cell parameters, results in the formation of an atypical lopsided core-shell of MIL-88B@MIL-88A with an off-centered core. The formation mechanism of the lopsided core-shell of MIL-88B@MIL-88A is verified via monitoring the growth process.
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The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support from the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIP) (no. NRF-2017R1A2B3007271).
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