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Issue 22, 2016
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Photoswitchable metal organic frameworks: turn on the lights and close the windows

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Abstract

The ability of modulating the properties of metal–organic frameworks (MOF) on demand by external light-stimuli is a most appealing pathway to enhance their performance in storage and separation and to render novel advanced applications. Photoswitchable linkers of different nature have been inserted in several MOF structures either as integral parts of their scaffolds or as guests in the pores. In this highlight we analyse the different strategies and expose some aspects that should be considered in the design of new generations of photoswitchable MOFs.

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Submitted
24 Dec 2015
Accepted
01 Feb 2016
First published
01 Feb 2016

This article is Open Access

CrystEngComm, 2016,18, 4006-4012
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Photoswitchable metal organic frameworks: turn on the lights and close the windows

S. Castellanos, F. Kapteijn and J. Gascon, CrystEngComm, 2016, 18, 4006
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE02543E

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