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Porous Organic Frameworks

Porous organic frameworks belong to a class of porous polymers. They are used in a wide range of applications, including hydrogen storage, drug delivery, catalyst research, semiconductors, carbon capture, and many more. Subclasses of porous organic frameworks include metal organic frameworks (MOFs) and covalent organic frameworks (COFs). MOFs consist of ligands and metal ions that are linked through coordinate bonds, while COFs are formed by covalently bonded ligands and linkers.

Key Features

  • High porosity and surface area. Porous organic frameworks are able to absorb and separate gases and liquids. The pore size can be controlled through the use of different types of ligands.
  • Functional ligands and linkers. Functionality can be introduced to porous organic frameworks through ligands, linkers, and metal centres.
  • Excellent structure diversity. Reticular synthesis provides excellent structural diversity. The abundant choice of ligands enables feasible topological control over porous organic frameworks.

Explore our collection of materials for porous organic frameworks, including ligand linkers for MOFs and COFs.

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solvothermal/hydrothermal synthesis of MOF What are Metal Organic Frameworks?

Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) are a class of 3D materials that are made up of metals connected by organic linker compounds. Think of metals and organic compounds as building blocks that form structures. These structures come in a variety of shapes and sizes, ranging from 1D to 3D.

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solvothermal/hydrothermal synthesis of MOF How to Make Metal-Organic Frameworks

Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are made by connecting metal centers with organic linkers through coordination bonds. The process of creating MOFs plays a crucial role in crystal structure formation. This determines their properties and how well they perform in various applications.

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