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Metal organic frameworks based on bioactive components

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One of the more recent and promising domains of the application of Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) is the biomedical one. To fulfil the keystone requirements of bioapplications, i.e. biosafety and activity, endogenous and/or bioactive motifs (cations, organic ligands or both) have been successfully used as constitutive building blocks to construct Metal Biomolecule Frameworks (also known as bioMOFs). This review highlights the latest advances in 3D bioMOF structures, from their synthesis to their biorelated activities in different biorelated areas including drug delivery, imaging, and sensing, classifying them by the nature of the active component.

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The article was received on 12 Dec 2016, accepted on 07 Feb 2017 and first published on 07 Feb 2017

Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6TB03217F
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. B, 2017,5, 2560-2573
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    Metal organic frameworks based on bioactive components

    S. Rojas, T. Devic and P. Horcajada, J. Mater. Chem. B, 2017, 5, 2560
    DOI: 10.1039/C6TB03217F

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