Targeted Manipulation of Metal–Organic Frameworks To Direct Sorption Properties

Authors

  • Andreas Schneemann,

    1. Lehrstuhl für Anorganische Chemie II, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universitätsstraße 150, 44780 Bochum (Germany), Fax: (+49) 234-321-4174
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  • Dr. Sebastian Henke,

    1. Functional Inorganics and Hybrid Materials Group, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, 27 Charles Babbage Road, Cambridge CB3 0FS (UK)
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  • Inke Schwedler,

    1. Lehrstuhl für Anorganische Chemie II, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universitätsstraße 150, 44780 Bochum (Germany), Fax: (+49) 234-321-4174
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  • Prof. Roland A. Fischer

    Corresponding author
    1. Lehrstuhl für Anorganische Chemie II, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universitätsstraße 150, 44780 Bochum (Germany), Fax: (+49) 234-321-4174
    • Lehrstuhl für Anorganische Chemie II, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universitätsstraße 150, 44780 Bochum (Germany), Fax: (+49) 234-321-4174

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Abstract

Metal–organic frameworks are promising materials for manifold applications. This Minireview highlights approaches for the fine-tuning of specific sorption properties (e.g. capacity, selectivity, and breathing behavior) of this interesting class of materials. Central aspects covered are the control over the crystal morphology, the targeted tuning of sorption properties by judicious choice of metal centers and linkers, and the preparation of host–guest systems. We want to introduce the reader to these topics on the basis of the manipulation of a handful of outstanding prototypical metal–organic frameworks.

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