Special Issue "Synthesis and Applications of Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs)"
A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Science and Engineering".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2023 | Viewed by 10106
Special Issue Editors
Interests: MOFs; electrochemistry; 2D materials; nanoporous materials; advanced materials; nanocomposites; thin film deposition; material characteristics; atmospheric chemistry
Interests: shape-dependent electrochemistry; energy storage and conversion; analytical electrochemical characterization; single-entity electrochemistry; electrochemical fabrication of 3-dimensional electrode architectures and coatings of functional materials such as metal-organic frameworks
Special Issue Information
Nanoporous metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) have generated huge research interest in a wide range of fields since their discovery at the turn of the millennium. Whilst this in part due to their record-breaking surface areas and porous volumes, their modular nature, providing almost limitless opportunities for chemical modification and functionalization, has widened their appeal to an even broader range of potential applications.
Many of these potential applications necessitate the MOF to be in the form of a thin film coating; as traditional solvothermal synthesis techniques are ill-equipped to meet this need, this has spurred research efforts in the development of alternative synthesis strategies. In particular, over the last decade, a variety of electrochemical methods for MOF synthesis have been developed, all with their own pros and cons. Work remains to be done in order to broaden the applicability of these methods to the synthesis of the huge family of MOF structures as well as to enable application-oriented designed film properties, e.g., by controlling crystal sizes, shape and intergrowth.
Electrochemical synthesis methods naturally yield MOFs as thin film coatings on conductive substrates, which is hugely advantageous for research into the potential electrochemical applications of MOFs. There is significant literature reporting the use of MOFs in a wide range of electrical applications, including supercapacitors, battery electrodes, electrochemical sensing and data storage, to name just a few, both in their “pure” MOF and also where they have been used as the precursor for the formation of porous carbons or porous metal oxides.
In this Special Issue, we seek to discuss the most recent advances both in the electrochemical synthesis of MOFs (including novel methods, adaptations of existing methods for specific MOFs and research into the understanding of the mechanisms behind the different methods) and in their use for any and all electrochemical and electrical applications (as pure MOF, in the form of composites or as a precursor for other porous materials). In this regard, studies addressing how structural and morphological properties of MOF crystals and the respective films they constitute relate to electrochemical performance are also highly appreciated.
Dr. Stephen David Worrall
Dr. Julia Linnemann
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- metal–organic framework
- electrochemical synthesis
- anodic dissolution
- cathodic deposition
- electrophoretic deposition
- electrochemical sensing
- data storage
- electrochemical applications