The relevance of metal organic frameworks (MOFs) in inorganic materials chemistry
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- NATARAJAN, S., MAHATA, P. & SARMA, D. J Chem Sci (2012) 124: 339. doi:10.1007/s12039-012-0239-z
The metal organic frameworks (MOFs) have evolved to be an important family and a corner stone for research in the area of inorganic chemistry. The progress made since 2000 has attracted researchers from other disciplines to actively engage themselves in this area. This cooperative synergy of different scientific believes have provided important edge and spread to the chemistry of metal-organic frameworks. The ease of synthesis coupled with the observation of properties in the areas of catalysis, sorption, separation, luminescence, bioactivity, magnetism, etc., are a proof of this synergism. In this article, we present the recent developments in this area.