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Metal Organic Frameworks and Derived Materials for Advanced Applications

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Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) are a class of porous materials extensively studied for many different applications. They are formed by the assembling of two main components: clusters or metal ion nodes, which are also called secondary building units (SBUs), and organic linkers between the SBUs, usually giving rise to crystalline structures with significant porous texture development. This Topic is focused on the latest and newest developments in the synthesis and applications of MOFs. The final goal is to stablish a clear overview of the state of the art of these materials. The Topic will cover studies dealing with the synthesis of these fascinating materials and their potential applications, including gas storage, drug delivery, separation processes, catalysis, light harvesting and energy conversion, sensing, and so on.

Dr. Jorge Bedia
Dr. Carolina Belver
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Keywords

  • metal–organic frameworks
  • adsorption
  • catalysis
  • electrocatalysis
  • water/gas treatment
  • sensing
  • drug delivery
  • gas storage
  • energy conversion

Participating Journals

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
Applied Sciences
applsci
2.7 4.5 2011 16.9 Days CHF 2400
Catalysts
catalysts
3.9 6.3 2011 14.3 Days CHF 2700
Materials
materials
3.4 5.2 2008 13.9 Days CHF 2600
Molecules
molecules
4.6 6.7 1996 14.6 Days CHF 2700
Nanomaterials
nanomaterials
5.3 7.4 2010 13.6 Days CHF 2900

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Multi-F-Structured MOF Materials Enhance Nanogenerator Output Performance for Corrosion Protection of Metallic Materials
by Jia-Bin Xiong, Yong-Juan Zhou, Shi-Hui Wang, Zhang-Qi Xiong, Zi-Kun Zhang, Shan-Shan Zhang, Chen-Kunlun Zhang, Chao-Fan Xu and Guo-Qun Liu
Molecules 2023, 28(23), 7894; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules28237894 - 01 Dec 2023
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MOF (metal organic framework) materials have been used as functional materials in a number of fields due to their diverse spatial tunability, which produces rich porous structures with stable and continuous pores and a high specific surface area. A triboelectric nanogenerator can convert [...] Read more.
MOF (metal organic framework) materials have been used as functional materials in a number of fields due to their diverse spatial tunability, which produces rich porous structures with stable and continuous pores and a high specific surface area. A triboelectric nanogenerator can convert trace mechanical energy into electrical energy, and the application of MOF materials to triboelectric nanogenerators has been intensively studied. In this work, we report on two MOFs with similar spatial structures, and the modulation of the end microstructures was achieved using the difference in F content. The output performance of friction power generation increases with the increase in F content, and the obtained polyacidic ligand materials can be used to construct self-powered corrosion protection systems, which can effectively protect metallic materials from corrosion. Full article
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Communication
One-Pot Preparation of HCPT@IRMOF-3 Nanoparticles for pH-Responsive Anticancer Drug Delivery
by Hongda Cheng
Molecules 2023, 28(23), 7703; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules28237703 - 22 Nov 2023
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Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) are considered to be promising materials for drug delivery. In this work, a Zinc-based MOF nanocomposite IRMOF-3 was introduced as a drug carrier for 10-hydroxycamptothecine (HCPT). Without an extra drug-loading process, a nanoscale drug delivery material HCPT@IRMOF-3 was prepared via [...] Read more.
Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) are considered to be promising materials for drug delivery. In this work, a Zinc-based MOF nanocomposite IRMOF-3 was introduced as a drug carrier for 10-hydroxycamptothecine (HCPT). Without an extra drug-loading process, a nanoscale drug delivery material HCPT@IRMOF-3 was prepared via one-pot synthesis. The composition and structure of the material were investigated, and the drug release character was measured. Compared with preparing IRMOF-3 first and loading the drug, the one-pot-prepared HCPT@IRMOF-3 exhibited a higher drug-loading capacity. The material presented pH-responsive release. The HCPT release rate at pH 5.0 was significantly higher than that at pH 7.4. The cytotoxicity experiments showed that IRMOF-3 was non-toxic, and HCPT@IRMOF-3 exhibited notable cytotoxicity to Hela and SH-SY5Y cells. One-pot synthesis is a simple and rapid method for the preparation of an MOF drug delivery system, and IRMOF-3 can be potentially used in pH-responsive drug delivery systems. Full article
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Impact of Compression on the Textural and Structural Properties of CPO-27(Ni)
by Gabriel Trierweiler Gonçalves, Laure Michelin, Ludovic Josien, Jean-Louis Paillaud and Gérald Chaplais
Molecules 2023, 28(19), 6753; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules28196753 - 22 Sep 2023
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The employment of metal-organic frameworks in powder form is undesirable from an industrial perspective due to process and safety issues. This work is devoted to evaluating the impact of compression on the textural and structural properties of CPO-27(Ni). For this purpose, CPO-27(Ni) was [...] Read more.
The employment of metal-organic frameworks in powder form is undesirable from an industrial perspective due to process and safety issues. This work is devoted to evaluating the impact of compression on the textural and structural properties of CPO-27(Ni). For this purpose, CPO-27(Ni) was synthesized under hydrosolvothermal conditions and characterized. Then, the resulting powder was compressed into binderless pellets using variable compression forces ranging from 5–90 kN (37–678 MPa) and characterized by means of nitrogen adsorption/desorption, thermogravimetric analysis and powder X-ray diffraction to evaluate textural, thermal and structural changes. Both textural and structural properties decreased with increasing compression force. Thermal stability was impacted in pellets compressed at forces over 70 kN. CPO-27(Ni) pelletized at 5, 8 and 10 kN, and retained more than 94% of its initial textural properties, while a loss of about one-third of the textural property was observed for the two most compressed samples (70 and 90 kN) compared to the starting powder. Full article
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(Fe-Co-Ni-Zn)-Based Metal–Organic Framework-Derived Electrocatalyst for Zinc–Air Batteries
by Anup Adhikari, Kisan Chhetri, Rajan Rai, Debendra Acharya, Jyotendra Kunwar, Roshan Mangal Bhattarai, Rupesh Kumar Jha, Dasharath Kandel, Hak Yong Kim and Mani Ram Kandel
Nanomaterials 2023, 13(18), 2612; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano13182612 - 21 Sep 2023
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Zinc–air batteries (ZABs) have garnered significant interest as a viable substitute for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), primarily due to their impressive energy density and low cost. However, the efficacy of zinc–air batteries is heavily dependent on electrocatalysts, which play a vital role in enhancing [...] Read more.
Zinc–air batteries (ZABs) have garnered significant interest as a viable substitute for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), primarily due to their impressive energy density and low cost. However, the efficacy of zinc–air batteries is heavily dependent on electrocatalysts, which play a vital role in enhancing reaction efficiency and stability. This scholarly review article highlights the crucial significance of electrocatalysts in zinc–air batteries and explores the rationale behind employing Fe-Co-Ni-Zn-based metal–organic framework (MOF)-derived hybrid materials as potential electrocatalysts. These MOF-derived electrocatalysts offer advantages such as abundancy, high catalytic activity, tunability, and structural stability. Various synthesis methods and characterization techniques are employed to optimize the properties of MOF-derived electrocatalysts. Such electrocatalysts exhibit excellent catalytic activity, stability, and selectivity, making them suitable for applications in ZABs. Furthermore, they demonstrate notable capabilities in the realm of ZABs, encompassing elevated energy density, efficacy, and prolonged longevity. It is imperative to continue extensively researching and developing this area to propel the advancement of ZAB technology forward and pave the way for its practical implementation across diverse fields. Full article
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Calculation of Self, Corrected, and Transport Diffusivities of Isopropyl Alcohol in UiO-66
by Chinmay V. Mhatre, Jacob J. Wardzala, Priyanka B. Shukla, Mayank Agrawal and J. Karl Johnson
Nanomaterials 2023, 13(11), 1793; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano13111793 - 02 Jun 2023
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The UiO-6x family of metal-organic frameworks has been extensively studied for applications in chemical warfare agent (CWA) capture and destruction. An understanding of intrinsic transport phenomena, such as diffusion, is key to understanding experimental results and designing effective materials for CWA capture. However, [...] Read more.
The UiO-6x family of metal-organic frameworks has been extensively studied for applications in chemical warfare agent (CWA) capture and destruction. An understanding of intrinsic transport phenomena, such as diffusion, is key to understanding experimental results and designing effective materials for CWA capture. However, the relatively large size of CWAs and their simulants makes diffusion in the small-pored pristine UiO-66 very slow and hence impractical to study directly with direct molecular simulations because of the time scales required. We used isopropanol (IPA) as a surrogate for CWAs to investigate the fundamental diffusion mechanisms of a polar molecule within pristine UiO-66. IPA can form hydrogen bonds with the μ3-OH groups bound to the metal oxide clusters in UiO-66, similar to some CWAs, and can be studied by direct molecular dynamics simulations. We report self, corrected, and transport diffusivities of IPA in pristine UiO-66 as a function of loading. Our calculations highlight the importance of the accurate modeling of the hydrogen bonding interactions on diffusivities, with about an order of magnitude decrease in diffusion coefficients when the hydrogen bonding between IPA and the μ3-OH groups is included. We found that a fraction of the IPA molecules have very low mobility during the course of a simulation, while a small fraction are highly mobile, exhibiting mean square displacements far greater than the ensemble average. Full article
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