Ziguang Chen, Gonghua Wang, Zhanping Xu, Hui Li, Alexandre Dhôtel, Xiao Cheng Zeng, Banglin Chen, Jean-Marc Saiter and Li Tan Metal–Organic Frameworks: Metal–Organic Frameworks Capable of Healing at Low Temperatures (Adv. Mater. 42/2013) Advanced Materials 25
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.
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