Special Issue "Hierarchically Ordered Porous MOFs for Energy-Related Technologies: Synthesis and Applications"

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials for Energy Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2023) | Viewed by 87

Special Issue Editors

School of Mechanical Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan, China
Interests: CCUS; renewable energy; MOFs-based nanomaterials
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY 14260, USA
Interests: MOFs; CO2 capture and seperation; hydrogen storage
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Dr. Xiao Yang
Guest Editor
Xi’an Thermal Power Research Institute, Xi’an, China
Interests: CO2 reduction; single-atom catalyst; carbon neutralization; MOFs

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) with porous structures have attracted extensive attention as promising materials for many applications such as gas separation and storage, water purification, and catalysis. However, due to their microporous structures, the gas diffusion/mass transfer in MOFs is greatly hindered, as many large molecules cannot access their internal surface. Therefore, it is vital to create macropores and mesopores to link the micropores in the MOFs. The as-synthesized nanomaterials are named hierarchically ordered porous (HOP) MOFs. These HOP MOFs are applicable in energy-related technologies due to their fast mass transfer ability.

The hierarchically ordered structures of the HOP MOFs make them adaptable to a wider array of situations by tuning their pore size distribution, micro-morphology, functional groups on the surface, etc. Macropores can be created to enable large molecules to pass through. The highly ordered distributions of mesopores and micropores allow for the selective passage of molecules with particular sizes. Further, functional groups can be decorated to absorb active radicals during catalytic reactions.

This Special Issue aims to showcase the latest development of HOP MOFs to solve the key issues in energy-related applications, including energy storage devices, gas storage and separation, CO2 capture storage and utilization, and other relevant topics. In addition, our aim in establishing this Issue is also to provide some new insights into future directions for HOP MOFs and energy-related technology.

  • Novel synthesis strategies for HOP MOFs.
  • Porosity tuning of HOP MOFs for various applications.
  • Morphology controlled synthesis of HOP MOFs.
  • Applications of HOP MOFs in energy-related fields.

Dr. Xiaoxu Xuan
Dr. Leiqing Hu
Dr. Xiao Yang
Guest Editors

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  • HOP MOFs
  • MOFs synthesis strategies
  • HOP MOFs for energy-related applications

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