Special Issue "Metal-Organic Frameworks: A Diverse Class of Compounds with Structures and Applications Only Limited by the Imagination of the Researcher"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: metal-organic frameworks
Interests: supramolecular chemistry
Interests: supramolecular chemistry (halogen bond, co-crystal, pharmaceutical co-crystal, crystal growth); reticular chemistry (metal-organic frameworks, covalent-organic frameworks); crystallography
This Special Issue focuses on the design, synthesis, and study of metal–organic frameworks (MOFs), a diverse class of materials which usually form aesthetic and extremely beautiful extended coordination networks with an organic ligand and a metal ion or metal cluster in 1-dimensional, 2-dimensional, and 3-dimensional frameworks. MOF chemistry has tremendously advanced with various applications, such as gas storage, drug delivery materials, heterogenous catalysts, water harvesting, and many more. The assembly and structure-directing role of the multimetallic secondary building unit (SBU) is central to the synthesis and understanding of MOFs, which is why some crystal structures of these stunning extended molecular architectures also illustrate fascinating magnetic and electronic properties. There is also more of an interplay of theoretical and experimental approaches, further increasing the scope of MOF research. The goal of this Special Issue is to assemble contributions from scientists with similar research interests and let their imagination be the limit of their discoveries. We invite original contributions as well as short, focused reviews.
Prof. Dr. Lars Öhrström
Prof. Dr. Susan Bourne
Dr. Francoise M. Amombo Noa
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Metal–organic frameworks
- Coordination network
- Secondary building unit
- Electronic properties
- Thermo- and solvatochromic properties
- Redox-active materials