Syntheses and Applications of Metal-Organic Frameworks Materials : A Review

Author(s): Adedibu C. Tella and Isaac Y. Aaron

Metal-organic frameworks are a class of porous polymeric material, consisting of metal ions linked together by organic bridging ligands. They are recently emerging on the interface between molecular coordination chemistry and material science. The very high sorption behaviors, and excellent reversibility kinetics is a result of their many favourable attributes, such as reproducible and facile syntheses, high porosity, chemical modification and amenability to scale-up. However, these materials can be employed in different applications depending on the appropriate choice of metal ions and the organic compound, and also can function best at very low temperature. The synthetic approaches to these materials, investigations of their properties and applications are reviewed

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