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Identifying the Liquid and Glassy States of Coordination Polymers and Metal–Organic Frameworks

Abstract

The field of metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) is still heavily focused upon crystalline materials. However, solid-liquid transitions in both MOFs and their parent coordination polymer family are now receiving increasing attention due to the largely unknown properties of both the liquid phase and the glasses that may be formed upon quenching. Here, we argue that the commonly reported concept of ‘thermal stability’ in the hybrid materials field is insufficient. We present several case studies of the use of differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) alongside thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) to prove, or disprove, the cooperative phenomena of melting in several MOF families.

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Submitted
17 Jan 2020
Accepted
05 Mar 2020
First published
06 Mar 2020

Faraday Discuss., 2020, Accepted Manuscript
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Identifying the Liquid and Glassy States of Coordination Polymers and Metal–Organic Frameworks

A. M. Bumstead, M. F. Thorne and T. D. Bennett, Faraday Discuss., 2020, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/D0FD00011F

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