Minute/instant-MOFs: versatile, high quality, ultrafast, scalable production at room temperature
The material demand for metal organic framework (MOF) production necessitates advance in their expedient and scalable synthesis that can operate at room temperature which would be pivotal for chemical industry. Toward that end, M-Hoba, where M = divalent metal acetate and Hoba = 4,4′-oxybis(benzoic acid), can now be prepared in minutes via a controlled dissolution–crystallization route with divalent metal acetate as a precursor. MOFs prepared by this strategy were highly crystalline. This synthetic method was also applied successfully to the synthesis of a MOF-5 series (Cu) and Cu-BTC to highlight its generality. This method can move traditional MOF synthesis from the laboratory scale to the industrial scale.