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Metal–biomolecule frameworks (MBioFs)

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Abstract

Biomolecules are the building blocks of life. Nature has evolved countless biomolecules that show promise for bridging metal ions. These molecules have emerged as an excellent source of biocompatible building blocks that can be used to design Metal–Biomolecule Frameworks (MBioFs). This feature article highlights the advances in the synthesis of this class of MOFs. Special emphasis is provided on the crystal structures of these materials, their miniaturization to the submicron length scale, and their new potential storage, catalytic, and biomedical applications.

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The article was received on 28 Feb 2011, accepted on 21 Mar 2011 and first published on 18 Apr 2011


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C1CC11202C
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2011,47, 7287-7302
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    Metal–biomolecule frameworks (MBioFs)

    I. Imaz, M. Rubio-Martínez, J. An, I. Solé-Font, N. L. Rosi and D. Maspoch, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 7287
    DOI: 10.1039/C1CC11202C

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