Volume 93 Issue 19 | p. 5 | News of The Week
Issue Date: May 11, 2015 | Web Date: May 7, 2015

MOFs Made From Flexible Polymers Buck Conventional Wisdom

Hybrid Materials: Surprising 3-D porous crystals made from floppy polymers and metal ions
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Materials SCENE, Nano SCENE, Organic SCENE
Keywords: MOF, metal-organic framework, polymer, porous materials

A new study has shown that organic polymers can be used to make crystalline framework compounds, contradicting common chemical intuition. The finding may lead to a novel, broad class of porous materials with possible applications in gas separation and storage, catalysis, and drug delivery (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201502733).

The burgeoning field of metal-organic framework (MOF) compounds owes some of its rapid growth to . . .

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