Metal-Organic Frameworks: Literature Survey and Recommendation of Potential Sorbent Materials

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Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are a special type of porous material with a number of unique properties, including exceptionally high surface areas, large internal pore volumes (void space) and tunable pore sizes. These materials are prepared through the assembly of molecular building blocks into ordered three-dimensional structures. The bulk properties of the MOF are determined by the nature of the building blocks and, as such, these materials can be designed with special characteristics that cannot be realized in other sorbent materials, like activated carbons. For example, MOFs can be constructed with binding sites or pockets that can exhibit selectivity for specific ... continued below

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Baumann, T F April 29, 2010.

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Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are a special type of porous material with a number of unique properties, including exceptionally high surface areas, large internal pore volumes (void space) and tunable pore sizes. These materials are prepared through the assembly of molecular building blocks into ordered three-dimensional structures. The bulk properties of the MOF are determined by the nature of the building blocks and, as such, these materials can be designed with special characteristics that cannot be realized in other sorbent materials, like activated carbons. For example, MOFs can be constructed with binding sites or pockets that can exhibit selectivity for specific analytes. Alternatively, the framework can be engineered to undergo reversible dimensional changes (or 'breathing') upon interaction with an analyte, effectively trapping the molecule of interest in the lattice structure. In this report, we have surveyed the 4000 different MOF structures reported in the open literature and provided recommendations for specific MOF materials that should be investigated as sorbents for this project.

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  • Report No.: LLNL-TR-430112
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • DOI: 10.2172/1012427 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1012427
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc840708

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Baumann, T F. Metal-Organic Frameworks: Literature Survey and Recommendation of Potential Sorbent Materials, report, April 29, 2010; Livermore, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc840708/: accessed January 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.