Novel Applications of Metal-Organic Frameworks and Covalent-Organic Frameworks

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352). This special issue belongs to the section "Hybrid and Composite Crystalline Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2024 | Viewed by 165

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Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
Interests: MOF; catalysis; IR-spectroscopy; probe molecules; active sites; UiO-66

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the fast-paced and dynamically changing landscape of the 21st century, our world faces an array of challenges ranging from environmental conservation to revolutionizing personalized medicine and beyond. These challenges demand innovative solutions, and at the heart of this quest lies the urgent need for smart novel materials that can tackle these issues head-on. Metal–Organic Frameworks (MOFs) have emerged as a highly promising class of materials in addressing some of the most critical challenges of our age. MOFs signify a significant departure from conventional materials thanks to their extraordinary adaptability and versatility. These crystalline structures are composed of interconnected metal ions or clusters bonded by organic ligands, and their distinct attributes render them exceptionally suited for a diverse array of applications. One of the standout features of MOFs is their customizability. Researchers can design MOFs with specific structures and properties tailored to solve a myriad of current challenges. The present Special Issue on "Novel Applications of Metal-Organic Frameworks and Covalent-Organic Frameworks" stands as a testament to the remarkable strides made in the field of MOFs. It is intended as a comprehensive status report summarizing the impressive progress achieved in recent years. As researchers continue to explore the multifaceted capabilities of MOFs, this collection of studies and findings not only showcases the adaptability and versatility of these materials but also underscores their pivotal role in addressing pressing global challenges. The advancements presented in this Special Issue provide a glimpse into a future where MOFs are poised to play a central role in shaping solutions to some of the most complex issues of our time. With the collective knowledge and innovation shared within these pages, we move one step closer to harnessing the full potential of MOFs in areas such as environmental conservation, healthcare, clean energy, and beyond.

Dr. Vera Butova
Guest Editor

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  • catalysis
  • medicine
  • environment
  • smart materials
  • gas storage

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