Metal–Organic Frameworks: Metal–Organic Frameworks Capable of Healing at Low Temperatures (Adv. Mater. 42/2013)




Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) are important to many sectors of science and engineering. The slight ionic nature of their coordination bonds make them dynamic or unstable in a polar medium. On page 6106, Li Tan and co-workers report that missing building blocks in MOFs can be patched back to the defect sites, and that mended crystals at a low temperature show significantly improved appearance and mechanical properties.