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New synthetic routes towards MOF production at scale

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The potential commercial applications for metal organic frameworks (MOFs) are tantalizing. To address the opportunity, many novel approaches for their synthesis have been developed recently. These strategies present a critical step towards harnessing the myriad of potential applications of MOFs by enabling larger scale production and hence real-world applications. This review provides an up-to-date survey ( references) of the most promising novel synthetic routes, i.e., electrochemical, microwave, mechanochemical, spray drying and flow chemistry synthesis. Additionally, the essential topic of downstream processes, especially for large scale synthesis, is critically reviewed. Lastly we present the current state of MOF commercialization with direct feedback from commercial players.

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The article was received on 13 Feb 2017 and first published on 22 May 2017

Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7CS00109F
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2017,46, 3453-3480

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    New synthetic routes towards MOF production at scale

    M. Rubio-Martinez, C. Avci-Camur, A. W. Thornton, I. Imaz, D. Maspoch and M. R. Hill, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2017, 46, 3453
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CS00109F

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