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  • Fig. S1. Crystal structure of the MIL-53(Al) MOF formed around Al NC.
  • Fig. S2. Vibrational spectroscopy of the MIL-53(Al) framework surrounding Al NC core.
  • Fig. S3. TGA analysis of Al NC@MIL-53(Al).
  • Fig. S4. Transmission electron microscopy characterizations of pristine Al NCs and Al NC@MIL-53(Al).
  • Fig. S5. Scanning electron microscopy characterizations of pristine Al NCs and Al NC@MIL-53(Al).
  • Fig. S6. Attempt for the synthesis of MIL-53(Al) shell around Al NCs following previously established synthetic strategy.
  • Fig. S7. Influence of the initial pH of the solution on formation of MIL-53(Al) around Al NCs.
  • Fig. S8. Time-dependent UV-Vis extinction spectrum of the reaction mixture during MIL-53(Al) shell formation around Al NCs.
  • Fig. S9. The role of organic linker on establishing MOF shell during hydrothermal dissolution of Al NC.
  • Fig. S10. Influence of sodium acetate on MOF formation progress.
  • Fig. S11. Pore size distribution of MIL-53(Al) shell layer around Al NC core.
  • Fig. S12. Spectrum of the light source used for photocatalysis and optical characterization of Al NC@MIL-53(Al) on γ-Al2O3 support.
  • Fig. S13. Product selectivity for thermally driven rWGS.
  • Fig. S14. Applying the dissolution-and-growth approach to Al NCs in a solution of 1,4-NDC.
  • Fig. S15. Applying the dissolution-and-growth approach to Al NCs in a solution of H3BTC.
  • Fig. S16. Enhanced stability of Al NC in water through rational MOF coating.
  • Fig. S17. Coupling catalytically active TM nanoparticle islands to the Al@MOF hybrid for future photocatalytic applications.
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Other Supplementary Material for this manuscript includes the following:

  • Movie S1 (.avi format). 3D reconstruction of Al NC@MIL-53(Al) particle morphology using electron tomography.

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