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Metal–organic framework membranes: from synthesis to separation application

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Abstract

Metal–organic framework (MOF) materials, which are constructed from metal ions or metal ion clusters and bridging organic linkers, exhibit regular crystalline lattices with relatively well-defined pore structures and interesting properties. As a new class of porous solid materials, MOFs are attractive for a variety of industrial applications including separation membranes – a rapidly developing research area. Many reports have discussed the synthesis and applications of MOFs and MOF thin films, but relatively few have addressed MOF membranes. This critical review provides an overview of the diverse MOF membranes that have been prepared, beginning with a brief introduction to the current techniques for the fabrication of MOF membranes. Gas and liquid separation applications with different MOF membranes are also included (175 references).

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Submitted
09 May 2014
First published
26 Jun 2014

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014,43, 6116-6140
Article type
Review Article
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Metal–organic framework membranes: from synthesis to separation application

S. Qiu, M. Xue and G. Zhu, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43, 6116
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00159A

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