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Themed collection Editor’s Collection: Zirconium based MOFs for catalysis

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Green applications of metal–organic frameworks

MOFs as green materials – a highlight of the environmentally conscious or “green” applications of MOFs.

Graphical abstract: Green applications of metal–organic frameworks
From the themed collection: 2018 Highlight article collection
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Photocatalytic metal–organic frameworks for organic transformations

Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) have attracted increasing attention for applications in heterogeneous photocatalysis.

Graphical abstract: Photocatalytic metal–organic frameworks for organic transformations
From the themed collection: 2017 Highlight article collection
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Perspectives on metal–organic frameworks with intrinsic electrocatalytic activity

This highlight article focuses on the rapidly emerging area of electrocatalytic metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) with a particular emphasis on those systems displaying intrinsic activity.

Graphical abstract: Perspectives on metal–organic frameworks with intrinsic electrocatalytic activity
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Metal–organic frameworks with Lewis acidity: synthesis, characterization, and catalytic applications

In this highlight, we review the recent development in the design and synthesis of metal–organic frameworks with Lewis acidity, the characterization techniques of Lewis acid sites, and their applications in heterogeneous catalysis.

Graphical abstract: Metal–organic frameworks with Lewis acidity: synthesis, characterization, and catalytic applications
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Enzyme encapsulation in metal–organic frameworks for applications in catalysis

Various methods for encapsulating enzymes in metal–organic frameworks are discussed and the catalytic activity of biocomposites prepared using these methods is highlighted.

Graphical abstract: Enzyme encapsulation in metal–organic frameworks for applications in catalysis
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Understanding metal–organic frameworks for photocatalytic solar fuel production

The fascinating chemical and physical properties of MOFs have recently stimulated exploration of their application for photocatalysis. Design guidelines for these materials in photocatalytic solar fuel generation can be developed by applying the right spectroscopic tools.

Graphical abstract: Understanding metal–organic frameworks for photocatalytic solar fuel production
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Microwave-assisted synthesis of urea-containing zirconium metal–organic frameworks for heterogeneous catalysis of Henry reactions

A urea-containing UiO-68 isoreticular zirconium metal–organic framework with mixed dicarboxylate struts can work as an efficient hydrogen-bond-donating heterogeneous catalyst for Henry reactions of benzaldehydes and nitroalkanes.

Graphical abstract: Microwave-assisted synthesis of urea-containing zirconium metal–organic frameworks for heterogeneous catalysis of Henry reactions
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Time modulation of defects in UiO-66 and application in oxidative desulfurization

Defective UiO-66 obtained by simply tuning the synthesis time is very active for oxidative desulfurization.

Graphical abstract: Time modulation of defects in UiO-66 and application in oxidative desulfurization
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Using water adsorption measurements to access the chemistry of defects in the metal–organic framework UiO-66

Defects in UiO-66 were investigated for the first time by water adsorption measurements and then the materials were tested for the cyanosilylation of benzaldehyde.

Graphical abstract: Using water adsorption measurements to access the chemistry of defects in the metal–organic framework UiO-66
From the themed collection: Metal-Organic Framework Catalysis
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Single crystal structure and photocatalytic behavior of grafted uranyl on the Zr-node of a pyrene-based metal–organic framework

The zirconium MOF NU-1000 was post-synthetically modified through solvothermal deposition to include the uranyl ion and characterized via single-crystal X-ray diffraction; photo-oxidation was also performed.

Graphical abstract: Single crystal structure and photocatalytic behavior of grafted uranyl on the Zr-node of a pyrene-based metal–organic framework
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Synthesis, characterization, and post-synthetic modification of a micro/mesoporous zirconium–tricarboxylate metal–organic framework: towards the addition of acid active sites

Synthesis of defective microporous/mesoporous MOF-808.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis, characterization, and post-synthetic modification of a micro/mesoporous zirconium–tricarboxylate metal–organic framework: towards the addition of acid active sites
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Scalable, room temperature, and water-based synthesis of functionalized zirconium-based metal–organic frameworks for toxic chemical removal

An inexpensive, environmentally benign and scalable strategy was developed to synthesize UiO-66 derivatives in water at room temperature.

Graphical abstract: Scalable, room temperature, and water-based synthesis of functionalized zirconium-based metal–organic frameworks for toxic chemical removal
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Ferrocenecarboxylic acid: a functional modulator for UiO-66 synthesis and incorporation of Pd nanoparticles

FcCOOH was found to be an efficient modulator for UiO-66 synthesis and a functional group for incorporation of Pd nanoparticles.

Graphical abstract: Ferrocenecarboxylic acid: a functional modulator for UiO-66 synthesis and incorporation of Pd nanoparticles
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Water coordination and dehydration processes in defective UiO-66 type metal organic frameworks

We studied linker defects within the UiO-66(Zr) in dept and unraveled their most optimal coordination with water and their beneficial effect on dehydration processes.

Graphical abstract: Water coordination and dehydration processes in defective UiO-66 type metal organic frameworks
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A stable and porous iridium(III)-porphyrin metal–organic framework: synthesis, structure and catalysis

A porous iridium(III)-porphyrin metal–organic framework with high stability has been prepared, which can promote the carbenoid insertion into O–H bonds.

Graphical abstract: A stable and porous iridium(iii)-porphyrin metal–organic framework: synthesis, structure and catalysis
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Active site engineering in UiO-66 type metal–organic frameworks by intentional creation of defects: a theoretical rationalization

The catalytic activity of the Zr-benzenedicarboxylate (Zr-BDC) UiO-66 increases by using synthesis modulators as trifluoroacetate (TFA) or hydrochloric acid (HCl), which can be removed post-synthetically.

Graphical abstract: Active site engineering in UiO-66 type metal–organic frameworks by intentional creation of defects: a theoretical rationalization
From the themed collection: Metal-Organic Frameworks and Hybrid Materials
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About this collection

Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are a class of hybrid crystalline porous materials built from inorganic nodes and organic linkers with atomic-level control. This precise control allows for the potential deployment of MOFs to solve challenging problems ranging from storage and separations to catalysis. Among the different families of MOFs,  Zr6-based MOFs display an amazing thermal and chemical stability. The atomic precision and stability of Zr6-based MOFs enable them to be great candidates as heterogeneous catalysts and/or catalyst-supports. This collection includes research articles and reviews that showcase the diversity of reactions that Zr6-based MOFs can catalyze.

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