Coordination frameworks containing compounds as catalysts
Catalysis, as such, is a subject of the wider scientific community, including chemical engineers. Coordination framework containing materials and metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) have drawn the attention of the modern scientific community because of their wider range of applications in interdisciplinary subject areas. Thus a collection of information on catalysis by metal organic framework containing materials would provide a critical view of possible catalytic approaches with MOFs to the wider scientific community, which can bring about novel thoughts and ideas for the development of unique MOF catalysts for chemical processes of industrial importance, as we know that an efficient catalyst can lower the temperature and/or pressure at which an important chemical transformation or process operates, by lowering the activation energy and thus saving fuel, which is the one of the major costs in large scale chemical processes. Even though thousands of coordination framework containing compounds have been reported to date in terms of their syntheses and characterizations, their catalytic applications are still limited. Therefore, a collection of information on catalysis by MOFs in the form of a review article would be an important contribution to the contemporary scientific community to bring about new strategies to develop innovative catalytic systems with such framework-containing materials. Finally, the presented article will appeal to a wider scientific community including the catalysis community, the inorganic chemistry community, the materials science community and the chemical engineering community.