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Metal–organic framework composites

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Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs), also known as porous coordination polymers (PCPs), synthesized by assembling metal ions with organic ligands have recently emerged as a new class of crystalline porous materials. The amenability to design as well as fine-tunable and uniform pore structures makes them promising materials for a variety of applications. Controllable integration of MOFs and functional materials is leading to the creation of new multifunctional composites/hybrids, which exhibit new properties that are superior to those of the individual components through the collective behavior of the functional units. This is a rapidly developing interdisciplinary research area. This review provides an overview of the significant advances in the development of diverse MOF composites reported till now with special emphases on the synergistic effects and applications of the composites. The most widely used and successful strategies for composite synthesis are also presented.

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24 Dec 2013
First published
18 Mar 2014

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014,43, 5468-5512
Article type
Review Article

Metal–organic framework composites

Q. Zhu and Q. Xu, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43, 5468
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60472A

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