Issue 25, 2015

The surface chemistry of metal–organic frameworks


Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) have received particular attention over the last 20 years as a result of their attractive properties offering potential applications in a number of areas. Typically, these characteristics are tuned by functionalisation of the bulk of the MOF material itself. This Feature Article focuses instead on modification of MOF particles at their surfaces only, which can also offer control over the bulk properties of the material. The differing surface modification techniques available to the synthetic chemist will be discussed, with a focus on the effect of surface modification of MOFs on their fundamental properties and application in adsorption, catalysis, drug delivery and other areas.

Graphical abstract: The surface chemistry of metal–organic frameworks

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Article type
Feature Article
11 Jun 2014
31 Jul 2014
First published
04 Aug 2014
This article is Open Access
Creative Commons BY license

Chem. Commun., 2015,51, 5199-5217

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The surface chemistry of metal–organic frameworks

C. V. McGuire and R. S. Forgan, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 5199 DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04458D

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