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Editor: David Smith; Editorial Board Chairs: Matthias Beller, Gabriele Centi, Licheng Sun

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Online ISSN: 1864-564X

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemCatChem, ChemElectroChem, ChemPhysChem, Energy Technology

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November 30, 2016

VIP: Adsorption and Reactive Desorption on Metal–Organic Frameworks: A Direct Strategy for Lactic Acid Recovery

Timothée Stassin, Dr. Helge Reinsch, Dr. Ben Van de Voorde, Dr. Stefan Wuttke, Dr. Dana D. Medina, Prof. Dr. Norbert Stock, Prof. Dr. Thomas Bein, Prof. Dr. Rob Ameloot and Prof. Dr. Dirk De Vos

Adsorption and Reactive Desorption on Metal–Organic Frameworks: A Direct Strategy for Lactic Acid Recovery

MOFs to the rescue: The current fermentative production of biomass-derived lactic acid requires a tedious, non-sustainable, multi-step separation process. The adsorption and desorption of lactic acid on high-affinity porous crystalline metal–organic frameworks opens a direct and gypsum-waste-free alternative recovery route.

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