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Flexible MOFs under stress: pressure and temperature

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In the recent past an enormous number of Metal–Organic Framework type compounds (MOFs) have been synthesized. The novelty resides in their extremely high surface area and the ability to include additional features to their structure either during synthesis or as additives to the MOF. This versatility allows for MOFs to be designed for specific applications. However, the question arises as to whether a particular MOF can withstand the stress that may be encountered in fulfillment of the designated application. In this study we describe the behavior of two flexible MOFs under pressure and several others under temperature increase. The pressure study includes both experimental and theoretical calculations. In the thermal processes evidence for colossal negative thermal expansion were encountered.

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The article was received on 20 Aug 2015, accepted on 06 Nov 2015 and first published on 09 Nov 2015

Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT03228H
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Dalton Trans., 2016,45, 4100-4112

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    Flexible MOFs under stress: pressure and temperature

    A. Clearfield, Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 4100
    DOI: 10.1039/C5DT03228H

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