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Green applications of metal–organic frameworks

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The field of green chemistry, governed by twelve principles, seeks to provide guidelines for developing materials, processes and systems that mitigate or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances. Comprised of metal nodes bridged by organic linkers, metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) are an intriguing class of 2D and 3D hybrid porous materials that have been studied for various environmentally conscious applications. This highlight article discusses the study of MOFs in traditional green chemistry applications such as catalysis, and solar energy conversion and storage, as well as other green applications that fall outside the scope of green chemistry such as air and water pollution remediation.

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17 Jun 2018
18 Jul 2018
First published
25 Jul 2018

CrystEngComm, 2018,20, 5899-5912
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Green applications of metal–organic frameworks

Z. Ajoyan, P. Marino and A. J. Howarth, CrystEngComm, 2018, 20, 5899
DOI: 10.1039/C8CE01002A

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