Volume 90 Issue 4 | p. 28 | Concentrates
Issue Date: January 23, 2012

Custom Frameworks With Tailored Metal Vertices

New synthesis strategy tunes the size of metal units and yields MOF with exceptional porosity
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Materials SCENE
Keywords: MOF, framework compounds, porous materials, gas storage

Exceptionally porous metal-organic framework (MOF) compounds have been prepared by coupling large metal-biomolecule clusters with simple organic linker molecules, according to work published in Nature Communications (DOI: 10.1038/ncomms1618). The extreme porosity of MOFs compared with other porous materials along with their potential application in gas storage and separation, catalysis, and other areas has driven extensive research and some commercialization efforts. Nearly all synthetic . . .

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