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Industrial applications of metal–organic frameworks

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Abstract

New materials are prerequisite for major breakthrough applications influencing our daily life, and therefore are pivotal for the chemical industry. Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) constitute an emerging class of materials useful in gas storage, gas purification and separation applications as well as heterogeneous catalysis. They not only offer higher surface areas and the potential for enhanced activity than currently used materials like base metal oxides, but also provide shape/size selectivity which is important both for separations and catalysis. In this critical review an overview of the potential applications of MOFs in the chemical industry is presented. Furthermore, the synthesis and characterization of the materials are briefly discussed from the industrial perspective (88 references).

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The article was received on 10 Feb 2009 and first published on 16 Mar 2009


Article type: Critical Review
DOI: 10.1039/B804680H
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2009,38, 1284-1293
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    Industrial applications of metal–organic frameworks

    A. U. Czaja, N. Trukhan and U. Müller, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2009, 38, 1284
    DOI: 10.1039/B804680H

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