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Editor-in-Chief: Peter Gregory, Deputy Editors: Martin Ottmar, Carolina Novo da Silva, Lorna Stimson
Online ISSN: 1521-4095
Associated Title(s): Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Engineering Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Advanced Optical Materials, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, Small
Metal–Organic Frameworks: Scalable Room-Temperature Conversion of Copper(II) Hydroxide into HKUST-1 (Cu3(btc)2) (Adv. Mater. 7/2013)
The back cover illustrates scanning electron micrographs of copper(II) hydroxide (elongated crystals) and HKUST-1 (octahedral crystals). Javier Pérez-Ramírez and Gerardo Majano demonstrate on page 1052 a sustainable and scalable route to quantitatively converting an insoluble layered hydroxide into the pure metal-organic framework (MOF) with the highest reported productivities. This simple and low-cost synthesis is expected to bring an expanded use of this MOF in laboratory investigations and in industrial scenarios.