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Themed collection Metal-Organic Frameworks and Hybrid Materials

34 articles
Editorial

Metal–Organic Frameworks and Hybrid Materials: From Fundamentals to Applications

Welcome to this CrystEngComm themed issue on metal–organic frameworks and hybrid materials.

Graphical abstract: Metal–Organic Frameworks and Hybrid Materials: From Fundamentals to Applications
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Simulation and modelling of MOFs for hydrogen storage

We review the current state of the art in molecular simulations and modelling of MOFs for hydrogen storage.

Graphical abstract: Simulation and modelling of MOFs for hydrogen storage
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Crystal engineering, structure–function relationships, and the future of metal–organic frameworks

After twenty years of vigorous R&D, where are MOFs headed?

Graphical abstract: Crystal engineering, structure–function relationships, and the future of metal–organic frameworks
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Water interactions in metal organic frameworks

Insight into the structural variation of metal organic framework materials upon hydration.

Graphical abstract: Water interactions in metal organic frameworks
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Metal–organic frameworks as hosts for nanoparticles

The fabrication of metal nanoparticles in porous host matrices, especially metal–organic frameworks, has become of great interest in the last years and will be comprehensively discussed in this article.

Graphical abstract: Metal–organic frameworks as hosts for nanoparticles
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Structural features and applications of metal–organic frameworks containing thiazole- and thiazolidine-based spacers

This highlight describes the crystal structures and network topology of thiazole- and thiazolidine-containing MOFs and CPs along with their applications in the fields of CO2 adsorption, luminescence, magnetism and heterogeneous catalysis.

Graphical abstract: Structural features and applications of metal–organic frameworks containing thiazole- and thiazolidine-based spacers
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Communication

Enhanced CO2 capture capacities and efficiencies with N-doped nanoporous carbons synthesized from solvent-modulated, pyridinedicarboxylate-containing Zn-MOFs

A pyridinedicarboxylate-containing Zn-MOF structure was modulated using pyridine and 4,4′-bipyridine to generate highly porous N-doped carbon adsorbents for CO2 capture.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced CO2 capture capacities and efficiencies with N-doped nanoporous carbons synthesized from solvent-modulated, pyridinedicarboxylate-containing Zn-MOFs
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Open Access Communication

Mechanical properties of zeolitic metal–organic frameworks: mechanically flexible topologies and stabilization against structural collapse

We report the low elastic modulus of a zeolitic MOF, along with stabilization against structural collapse by filling with solvent.

Graphical abstract: Mechanical properties of zeolitic metal–organic frameworks: mechanically flexible topologies and stabilization against structural collapse
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Communication

Fabrication and non-covalent modification of highly oriented thin films of a zeolite-like metal–organic framework (ZMOF) with rho topology

The fabrication and non-covalent modification of highly oriented thin films of zeolite like-metal–organic framework (ZMOF) with rho topology are reported.

Graphical abstract: Fabrication and non-covalent modification of highly oriented thin films of a zeolite-like metal–organic framework (ZMOF) with rho topology
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Communication

Structural trends in hybrid perovskites [Me2NH2]M[HCOO]3 (M = Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Zn): computational assessment based on Bader charge analysis

Charge partition between the metal and the ligand governs the geometry evolution in hybrid perovskites.

Graphical abstract: Structural trends in hybrid perovskites [Me2NH2]M[HCOO]3 (M = Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Zn): computational assessment based on Bader charge analysis
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Open Access Communication

Crystals for sustainability – structuring Al-based MOFs for the allocation of heat and cold

The special water adsorption behaviour of CAU-10-H makes it ideal for application in adsorption driven heat pumps and chillers.

Graphical abstract: Crystals for sustainability – structuring Al-based MOFs for the allocation of heat and cold
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Open Access Communication

Experimental evidence of negative linear compressibility in the MIL-53 metal–organic framework family

The negative linear compressibility behaviour of the MIL-53 family of materials is experimentally demonstrated.

Graphical abstract: Experimental evidence of negative linear compressibility in the MIL-53 metal–organic framework family
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Enhanced gas-sorption properties of a high surface area, ultramicroporous magnesium formate

The gas-sorption properties of a high surface area α-magnesium formate with an expanded unit cell are reported. The material is stable in NH3 and shows very high CH4/N2 (5.2) selectivity.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced gas-sorption properties of a high surface area, ultramicroporous magnesium formate
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Ab initio investigation of the affinity of novel bipyrazolate-based MOFs towards H2 and CO2

Two recently synthesized bipyrazole-based metal organic frameworks were characterized and their different affinity toward small molecules was interpreted using ab initio simulations.

Graphical abstract: Ab initio investigation of the affinity of novel bipyrazolate-based MOFs towards H2 and CO2
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Open Access Paper

Structure-directing factors when introducing hydrogen bond functionality to metal–organic frameworks

Introduction of functional groups into an isoreticular series of MOFs may be complicated by noncovalent interactions between interpenetrated nets inducing differing topologies.

Graphical abstract: Structure-directing factors when introducing hydrogen bond functionality to metal–organic frameworks
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Open Access Paper

The Lewis acidic and basic character of the internal HKUST-1 surface determined by inverse gas chromatography

For the design of metal–organic frameworks with specific properties, a chromatographic method to quantitatively determine their Lewis acid base characteristics was demonstrated with HKUST-1.

Graphical abstract: The Lewis acidic and basic character of the internal HKUST-1 surface determined by inverse gas chromatography
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Copolymerisation at work: the first example of a highly porous MOF comprising a triarylborane-based linker

A copolymerisation approach was successfully utilised to create the first highly accessible, non-interpenetrated MOF comprising a triarylborane carboxylate linker.

Graphical abstract: Copolymerisation at work: the first example of a highly porous MOF comprising a triarylborane-based linker
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Open Access Paper

Fe/Ga-CFA-6 – metal organic frameworks featuring trivalent metal centers and the 4,4′-bipyrazolyl ligand

Two novel metal–organic frameworks Fe-/Ga-CFA-6 based on trivalent metal centers and 4,4′-bipyrazolate linkers are presented and characterized in this work.

Graphical abstract: Fe/Ga-CFA-6 – metal organic frameworks featuring trivalent metal centers and the 4,4′-bipyrazolyl ligand
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Open Access Paper

Surfactant-directed syntheses of mesostructured zinc imidazolates: formation mechanism and structural insights

A detailed study on the formation mechanism, local and long-range structures of surfactant-directed lamellar zinc imidazolates is presented.

Graphical abstract: Surfactant-directed syntheses of mesostructured zinc imidazolates: formation mechanism and structural insights
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Open Access Paper

Flexibility transition and guest-driven reconstruction in a ferroelastic metal–organic framework

Copper(I) tricyanomethanide shows exceptional mechanical and coordination flexibility in response to temperature and guest sorption.

Graphical abstract: Flexibility transition and guest-driven reconstruction in a ferroelastic metal–organic framework
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Reductive coordination replication of V2O5 sacrificial macrostructures into vanadium-based porous coordination polymers

The reductive coordination replication of V2O5 patterns provides the vanadium(III) species required to build the mesostructures of [V(OH)ndc]n.

Graphical abstract: Reductive coordination replication of V2O5 sacrificial macrostructures into vanadium-based porous coordination polymers
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Transition metal inclusion in RhoZMOF materials

Porous RhoZMOF is a negatively charged zeolite-like MOF material susceptible to post-synthesis modification by an ion-exchange process replacing as-synthesized organic cations with transition metals.

Graphical abstract: Transition metal inclusion in RhoZMOF materials
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Vapochromic properties versus metal ion coordination of β-bispyrazolato–copper(II) coordination polymers: a first-principles investigation

Vapochromic properties of Cu(II) coordination polymers are explained on the basis of first principles calculations.

Graphical abstract: Vapochromic properties versus metal ion coordination of β-bispyrazolato–copper(ii) coordination polymers: a first-principles investigation
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Open Access Paper

First examples of aliphatic zirconium MOFs and the influence of inorganic anions on their crystal structures

Three new Zr-MOFs based on aliphatic linker molecules and the role of the anions present during synthesis that affect their framework structures are reported.

Graphical abstract: First examples of aliphatic zirconium MOFs and the influence of inorganic anions on their crystal structures
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Active site engineering in UiO-66 type metal–organic frameworks by intentional creation of defects: a theoretical rationalization

The catalytic activity of the Zr-benzenedicarboxylate (Zr-BDC) UiO-66 increases by using synthesis modulators as trifluoroacetate (TFA) or hydrochloric acid (HCl), which can be removed post-synthetically.

Graphical abstract: Active site engineering in UiO-66 type metal–organic frameworks by intentional creation of defects: a theoretical rationalization
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Enhanced CO2 adsorption capacity of amine-functionalized MIL-100(Cr) metal–organic frameworks

Functionalization of the MIL-100(Cr) metal–organic framework with alkylamines (ethylenediamine and N,N′-dimethylethylenediamine) improves carbon dioxide sorption properties, especially in the case of ethylenediamine.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced CO2 adsorption capacity of amine-functionalized MIL-100(Cr) metal–organic frameworks
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Elastic properties and acoustic dissipation associated with a disorder–order ferroelectric transition in a metal–organic framework

Elastic properties and acoustic dissipation associated with the disorder–order ferroelectric transition in a single crystal metal–organic framework (MOF), [NH4][Zn(HCOO)3], have been investigated using resonant ultrasound spectroscopy (RUS) in the temperature range between 10 K and 300 K.

Graphical abstract: Elastic properties and acoustic dissipation associated with a disorder–order ferroelectric transition in a metal–organic framework
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Isoreticular isomerism in 4,4-connected paddle-wheel metal–organic frameworks: structural prediction by the reverse topological approach

By screening the possible range of isoreticular isomers, the structure of copper paddle-wheel-based metal–organic frameworks with nbo-b topology can be predicted and the formation of different phases can be rationalized.

Graphical abstract: Isoreticular isomerism in 4,4-connected paddle-wheel metal–organic frameworks: structural prediction by the reverse topological approach
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Open Access Paper

Location of CO2 during its uptake by the flexible porous metal–organic framework MIL-53(Fe): a high resolution powder X-ray diffraction study

The accurate location of CO2 guest molecules as a function of pressure has been determined in the prototypical flexible MOF MIL-53 (Fe).

Graphical abstract: Location of CO2 during its uptake by the flexible porous metal–organic framework MIL-53(Fe): a high resolution powder X-ray diffraction study
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Quantum mechanical predictions to elucidate the anisotropic elastic properties of zeolitic imidazolate frameworks: ZIF-4 vs. ZIF-zni

We use density functional theory to reveal the detailed elastic properties of two topical ZIF materials comprising the same chemical composition but different crystalline structures. ZIF-4 was found to exhibit a negative Poisson's ratio, representing the first ‘auxetic-ZIF’ to be identified.

Graphical abstract: Quantum mechanical predictions to elucidate the anisotropic elastic properties of zeolitic imidazolate frameworks: ZIF-4 vs. ZIF-zni
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Open Access Paper

Energetics, thermal isomerisation and photochemistry of the linkage-isomer system [Ni(Et4dien)(η2-O,ON)(η1-NO2)]

Isomerisation of an NO2 ligand coordinated to Ni in a molecular crystal is explored using a range of quantum chemical techniques.

Graphical abstract: Energetics, thermal isomerisation and photochemistry of the linkage-isomer system [Ni(Et4dien)(η2-O,ON)(η1-NO2)]
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Insights into the microscopic behaviour of nanoconfined water: host structure and thermal effects

The hydration of nanoporous materials is relevant to many fundamental and industrial applications.

Graphical abstract: Insights into the microscopic behaviour of nanoconfined water: host structure and thermal effects
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A Zn azelate MOF: combining antibacterial effect

A novel biocompatible and bioactive zinc azelate metal–organic framework (BioMIL-5) was hydrothermally synthesized with interesting long-term antibacterial properties.

Graphical abstract: A Zn azelate MOF: combining antibacterial effect
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Open Access Paper

Fluorine magic: one new organofluorine linker leads to three new metal–organic frameworks

2-Fluoro-1,3,5-benzene-tricarboxylic acid (Fbtc) is used as new linker for metal–organic frameworks and leads to three MOFs UHM-31, -32 and -33.

Graphical abstract: Fluorine magic: one new organofluorine linker leads to three new metal–organic frameworks
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34 articles

About this collection

This issue highlights recent advances in the rapidly expanding field of Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) and hybrid materials, featuring cutting-edge research at the interface of crystal engineering, materials science, physics, chemistry and biomedicine. It is guest edited by Professor Jin-Chong Tan (University of Oxford) and Dr Bartolomeo Civalleri (Universita' di Torino).

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