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Webinar link “MOFs: What Are They Good For?” (requires login with Cell Press)
In recent decades, metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) have emerged as an intriguing class of porous materials that simultaneously possess crystallinity and designability. As a result, MOFs can be precisely tailored for various functions. As the name suggests, MOFs consist of inorganic metal/metal oxide nodes and organic linkers constituting a multi-dimensional network held together by coordination bonds. The functionalities of MOFs are therefore highly dependent on the structures of the organic and inorganic components. The crystallinity of MOFs serves to support a facile structural understanding upon introduction of guest molecules, thus allowing direct characterization of the host-guest interactions. The well-defined structure of MOFs facilitates advancement of these materials via structural modification to enhance functionality, making them a versatile and promising platform to examine gas storage/separation, chemical sensing, light harvesting, and heterogeneous catalysis, both as catalysts and as solid supports for heterogenizing externally introduced catalysts.
In this webinar from Chem, three world-leading experts from the MOF research field will look to provide answers to the question, MOFs: What are they good for?