Design and Application
Among their many meaningful uses, metal-organic frameworks, or simply MOFs, hold the promise of expanding the fuel capacity of hydrogen-fueled vehicles with the ability to compress hydrogen molecules into small areas. Building on this technology, MOFs could increase this capacity even further—to the point where fuel-cell-powered cars can one day become a reality.
The first, and definitive, reference on MOF chemistry, Metal-Organic Frameworks looks at the scientific possibilities inherent in these crystalline compounds with an in-depth view of how their chemical properties enable them to maximize surface areas with scaffolds made up of linked rods. Metal-Organic Frameworks covers the essential MOF fundamentals and discusses their key benefits, such as how they can be made with simple and low-cost building units to afford technologically advanced molecular and supramolecular materials. This book:
- Uncovers rational design strategies, particularly in connection with self-assembly and supramolecular chemistry
- Describes pore surface engineering and decoration
- Outlines emerging applications to separations and gas storage
- Discusses how the fields of nanotechnology and green chemistry are contributing to MOF studies
Metal-Organic Frameworks collects input from leading authorities in MOF chemistry and details important and timely contributions. Comprehensive coverage offers the reader a thorough and reliable view of the groundbreaking discoveries and forward-thinking research defining how far this field has come—and how far it still has to go. Suitable to gain an advanced-level understanding in this area, this book also serves as a valuable teaching tool, making it an ideal addition to the classroom.
360 pages; ISBN 9781118035160
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Title: Metal-Organic Frameworks
Author: Leonard R. MacGillivray