Natarajan, Srinivasan and Mahata, Partha (2009) Metal-organic framework structures - how closely are they related to classical inorganic structures? In: Chemical Society Reviews, 38 (8). pp. 2304-2318.
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Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have emerged as an important family of compounds for which new properties are increasingly being found. The potential for such compounds appears to be immense, especially in catalysis, sorption and separation processes. In order to appreciate the properties and to design newer frameworks it is necessary to understand the structures from a fundamental perspective. The use of node, net and vertex symbols has helped in simplifying some of the complex MOF structures. Many MOF structures are beginning to be described as derived from inorganic structures. In this tutorial review, we have provided the basics of the node, the net and the vertex symbols and have explained some of the MOF structures. In addition, we have also attempted to provide some leads towards designing newer structures/topologies.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyrights of this article belongs to Royal Society Chemistry.|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit|
|Date Deposited:||07 Jan 2010 11:07|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 05:40|
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