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Metal–organic framework-based devices: separation and sensors

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The metal–organic framework (MOF)-based devices and their applications in the fields of separation and sensors are reviewed in this paper. Versatile MOF materials function as integral, active and functional components in a MOF-based device on the basis of their high porosity, tailorable pores and structural flexibility. Assisted with physically functional accessories, MOF-based devices can independently accomplish some specific functions and behave like a “black box” in practice for non-experts. This short-focused article reports on recent efforts and progress in MOF-based devices with an emphasis on MOF-directed properties and their corresponding applications in separation and sensors, and identifies the challenges to be overcome.

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The article was received on 13 Nov 2011, accepted on 14 Dec 2011 and first published on 02 Feb 2012

Article type: Application
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM15827B
J. Mater. Chem., 2012,22, 10094-10101

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    Metal–organic framework-based devices: separation and sensors

    B. Liu, J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22, 10094
    DOI: 10.1039/C2JM15827B

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