Journal of Chemical Sciences

, Volume 124, Issue 2, pp 339–353

The relevance of metal organic frameworks (MOFs) in inorganic materials chemistry

  • SRINIVASAN NATARAJAN
  • PARTHA MAHATA
  • DEBAJIT SARMA
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s12039-012-0239-z

Cite this article as:
NATARAJAN, S., MAHATA, P. & SARMA, D. J Chem Sci (2012) 124: 339. doi:10.1007/s12039-012-0239-z

Abstract

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.

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Graphical Abstract

The perspective article presents the synthesis, structure and properties of the metal organic frameworks with emphasis on the recent developments, such as ZIF, POM based MOFs, CD MOFs and bio MOFs. It also presents the functional properties such as drug delivery, storage, separation and catalysis.

Keywords

Metal-organic frameworkluminescencecatalysisadsorption

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© Indian Academy of Sciences 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • SRINIVASAN NATARAJAN
    • 1
  • PARTHA MAHATA
    • 1
  • DEBAJIT SARMA
    • 1
  1. 1.Framework solids Laboratory, Solid State and Structural Chemistry UnitIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia