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Issue 11, 2011
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Mixed-component metal–organic frameworks (MC-MOFs): enhancing functionality through solid solution formation and surface modifications

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Abstract

Mixed-component metal–organic frameworks (MC-MOFs) are metal–organic frameworks that have different linkers or metals with the same structural role. Many of these mixed-ligand or mixed-metal MOFs are solid solutions, in which the proportions of the ligands or metals can be adjusted or even controlled. These MC-MOFs can be prepared directly, using more than one metal or ligand in the synthesis, or formed by post-synthetic modification. A second class of MC-MOFs have core–shell structures, and these can be prepared through epitaxial growth of one MOF on the surface of another or post-synthetic modification of the crystal surfaces. This review describes the syntheses, structures and properties of mixed-ligand, mixed-metal and core–shell MOFs, and highlights some of the potential benefits in functionality that these materials have.

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The article was received on 24 Aug 2010, accepted on 27 Jan 2011 and first published on 02 Mar 2011


Article type: Highlight
DOI: 10.1039/C0CE00568A
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2011,13, 3623-3642
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    Mixed-component metal–organic frameworks (MC-MOFs): enhancing functionality through solid solution formation and surface modifications

    A. D. Burrows, CrystEngComm, 2011, 13, 3623
    DOI: 10.1039/C0CE00568A

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