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Issue 11, 2018
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New synthetic strategies to prepare metal–organic frameworks

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Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) have attracted extensive research interest due to their rich structure chemistry and many potential industrial applications in the areas of gas separation and storage, catalysis, drug delivery, chemical sensors, magnetism, and others. The synthesis of MOF materials by convenient and environmentally friendly methods is highly desirable for the advancement of MOF chemistry. This critical review summarizes the recent developments in the application of new synthetic strategies for preparing MOFs, including the ionothermal method, deep eutectic solvent usage, surfactant-thermal process, and mechanochemistry. The roles of different solvents in the reaction systems are discussed.

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The article was received on 08 Jun 2018, accepted on 10 Sep 2018 and first published on 11 Sep 2018

Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8QI00543E
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2018,5, 2693-2708

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    New synthetic strategies to prepare metal–organic frameworks

    P. Li, F. Cheng, W. Xiong and Q. Zhang, Inorg. Chem. Front., 2018, 5, 2693
    DOI: 10.1039/C8QI00543E

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