Special Issue "MOFs: Syntheses, Structures, and Catalytic Processes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020) | Viewed by 2521
Interests: coordination chemistry; oxidation catalysis; electrocatalysis; alkane functionalization; carboxylation; C-C coupling; non-covalent interactions in synthesis
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Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) constitute promising novel materials that are being constructed from a diversity of metal ions and polytopic bridging ligands. They can form a wide variety of one-, two-, or three-dimensional networks and assemblies with high surface areas and large pore volumes. MOF materials not only enrich the fields of coordination chemistry, organic chemistry, materials chemistry, and porous materials, but can also be applied in the areas of catalysis, nonlinear optics, gas storage and separation, magnetism, etc.
Catalytic applications of such materials are among the earliest proposed and, nowadays, many organic reactions can be efficiently catalyzed by MOFs. Their crystalline nature, large surface area, high porosity, tuneable surface properties, usual insolubility in common organic solvents, adequate framework stability, and the presence of active sites either on the framework or hosted in the voids make MOFs promising as heterogeneous catalysts, namely for liquid phase reactions. The nodes of these coordination networks can act as good Lewis acid catalytic sites, whereas basic moieties of the linkers can facilitate the catalytic reactions. Selectivity control by stereochemical factors constitutes a promising strategy associated to the use of MOFs in catalysis. Thus, the rapid development of MOF-based materials as catalysts inspired us to launch this Special Issue, which aims to present recent relevant scientific achievements in the field of MOFs in terms of their synthesis, structure, and/or catalytic applications.
Prof. Armando Pombeiro
Dr. Anirban Karmakar
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- Metal organic frameworks
- Coordination polymers
- Crystal structure
- Lewis acid catalysis
- Biomimetic catalysis