Burrows, A. D., 2011. Mixed-component metal-organic frameworks (MC-MOFs): enhancing functionality through solid solution formation and surface modifications. CrystEngComm, 13 (11), pp. 3623-3642.
Mixed-component metal-organic frameworks (MC-MOFs) are metal-organic frameworks that have different linkers or metals with the same structural role. Many of these mixed-ligand or mixed-metal MOFs are solid solutions, in which the proportions of the ligands or metals can be adjusted or even controlled. These MC-MOFs can be prepared directly, using more than one metal or ligand in the synthesis, or formed by post-synthetic modification. A second class of MC-MOFs have core-shell structures, and these can be prepared through epitaxial growth of one MOF on the surface of another or post-synthetic modification of the crystal surfaces. This review describes the syntheses, structures and properties of mixed-ligand, mixed-metal and core-shell MOFs, and highlights some of the potential benefits in functionality that these materials have.
|Item Type ||Articles|
|Creators||Burrows, A. D.|
|Departments||Faculty of Science > Chemistry|
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