Metal–Organic Frameworks (MOFs)
Guest editors Hong-Cai “Joe” Zhou and Susumu Kitagawa introduce the Metal–Organic Frameworks (MOFs) themed issue of Chemical Society Reviews.
Zeolite-like metal–organic frameworks (ZMOFs): design, synthesis, and properties
Illustration of various strategies for the construction of zeolite-like metal–organic frameworks (ZMOFs) based on vertex decoration and/or edge-expansion.
A supermolecular building approach for the design and construction of metal–organic frameworks
A toolbox for the design of made-to-order MOFs: Pinpointing the rationale and benefits of the Supermolecular Building Block (SBB) and Supermolecular Building Layer (SBL) approaches.
Polyoxometalate based open-frameworks (POM-OFs)
Polyoxometalate-based open frameworks (POM-OFs) are extended architectures incorporating metal-oxide cluster units and comprise an emergent family of materials with a large diversity of topologies, structural flexibility and functionality at the nanoscale.
Single-crystal X-ray diffraction studies on structural transformations of porous coordination polymers
This review gives a brief overview of single-crystal X-ray diffraction studies and single-crystal to single-crystal transformations of porous coordination polymers.
Metal–organic framework membranes: from synthesis to separation application
This review provides current techniques for the fabrication of MOF membranes and separation applications of diverse MOF membranes.
High valence 3p and transition metal based MOFs
This article focuses on high valence 3p and transition metal based metal organic frameworks.
Flexible metal–organic frameworks
Flexible metal–organic frameworks are state-of-the-art materials and their tailor made synthesis, in situ analysis and possible applications have gained wide attention in the scientific community.
Water adsorption in MOFs: fundamentals and applications
MOF and water, friend or enemy?
Applications of metal–organic frameworks in heterogeneous supramolecular catalysis
The contributions of MOFs to the field of heterogeneous supramolecular catalysis are comprehensively reviewed with regard to active sites, selectivity, as well as host–guest chemistry.
Structuring of metal–organic frameworks at the mesoscopic/macroscopic scale
This review conceptually categorizes the available synthetic methodologies for structuring of MOFs in the mesoscopic and macroscopic scales.
MOF positioning technology and device fabrication
Methods for permanent localisation, dynamic localisation and spatial control of functional materials within MOF crystals are critical for the development of miniaturised MOF-based devices for a number of technological applications.
MOF-based electronic and opto-electronic devices
Emergent properties resulting from the ordered structure and synthetic versatility of nanoporous metal–organic frameworks offer exciting possibilities for electronic devices.
High-throughput computational screening of metal–organic frameworks
High-throughput computational screening of MOFs allows identification of promising candidates, new structure–property relationships, and performance limits.
Metal–organic frameworks for artificial photosynthesis and photocatalysis
This article reviews the latest progress in light-harvesting, organic photocatalysis, proton and CO2 reduction, and water oxidation using MOFs.
Substitution reactions in metal–organic frameworks and metal–organic polyhedra
This review summarizes the advances in the study of substitution reactions in metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) and metal–organic polyhedra (MOPs).
Post-synthetic metalation of metal–organic frameworks
Post-synthetic metalation (PSMet) offers expansive scope for a targeted approach to tailoring the properties of MOFs.
MOFs as proton conductors – challenges and opportunities
Recent developments in the field of proton-conducting MOFs are reviewed, with a special focus on the design strategies and structural characteristics of the best performers in the low temperature (<100 °C) and the high-temperature (>100 °C) regimes.
Beyond post-synthesis modification: evolution of metal–organic frameworks via building block replacement
Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) are hybrid porous materials with many potential applications, which intimately depend on the presence of chemical functionality either at the organic linkers and/or at the metal nodes.
Multifunctional metal–organic frameworks constructed from meta-benzenedicarboxylate units
meta-Benzenedicarboxylate units have led to a large number of multifunctional metal–organic frameworks.
Metal–organic frameworks based on flexible ligands (FL-MOFs): structures and applications
This review presents the recent developments on FL-MOFs, including their structures and applications in gas adsorption, catalysis and proton conduction.
Metal–metalloporphyrin frameworks: a resurging class of functional materials
This review presents comprehensively recent progress in metal–metalloporphyrin frameworks with an emphasis on versatile functionalities.
Methane storage in metal–organic frameworks
Porous metal–organic frameworks have been emerging as very promising materials for methane (natural gas) storage.
Adsorptive separation on metal–organic frameworks in the liquid phase
While much attention of the MOF community has been devoted to adsorption and purification of gases, there is now also a vast body of data on the capability of MOFs to separate and purify liquid mixtures.
Metal–organic framework composites
This review focuses on the recent progress in designing and fabricating metal–organic framework (MOF) composites for diverse functional applications.
Metal–organic frameworks as solid catalysts for the synthesis of nitrogen-containing heterocycles
This Critical Review summarizes the recent developments in the use of metal–organic frameworks as catalysts for the synthesis of nitrogen-containing heterocycles.
Tuning the structure and function of metal–organic frameworks via linker design
Advances in metal–organic frameworks are highlighted with an emphasis on tuning the structure and function via linker design.
Luminescent metal–organic frameworks for chemical sensing and explosive detection
This review provides an update on the photoluminescence properties of LMOFs and their utility in chemical sensing and explosive detection.
Template-directed synthesis of metal–organic materials
This tutorial review details the emergence of template-directed synthesis of metal–organic materials (MOMs) with emphasis upon reports of MOMs in which the template is retained, template@MOMs, and structurally characterized.
Cation exchange at the secondary building units of metal–organic frameworks
This review examines the governing factors of cation exchange at the secondary building units of MOFs and reviews its applications.
Supramolecular templating of hierarchically porous metal–organic frameworks
This tutorial review summarises recent advances in the soft templating of metal–organic frameworks with hierarchical porosity across the micro- and mesoporous regimes.
Toxic gas removal – metal–organic frameworks for the capture and degradation of toxic gases and vapours
The adsorptive and catalytic properties of metal–organic frameworks are advantageous for the capture, sensing and degradation of harmful gases and vapors.
About this collection
Chemical Society Reviews is delighted to present its themed issue on Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs), guest edited by Susumu Kitagawa and Hong-Cai “Joe” Zhou. This issue is published in follow-up to the prominent 2009 Chemical Society Reviews themed issue on MOFs (Editors: Jeffrey R. Long and Omar M. Yaghi). New articles will be added to this collection as they are published.