Synthesis, postsynthetic modification, and investigation of metal-organic frameworks for environmental and biological applications
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are unique porous coordination polymers having record-high surface areas, and tunability at both the organic linkers and metal ions. As such, MOFs are advantageous for various applications including electronics, gas adsorption, and separations amongst others. Despite the advantages associated with MOFs, there are several key challenges that must be addressed in order to broadly expand the practicality of these materials. Such challenges include synthetic pitfalls, structural instability, selectivity, and inefficient heterogeneous catalysis. For instance, most MOFs ...
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