Metal–Organic Frameworks: From Design to Materials

  • Jie-Peng ZhangEmail author
  • Xiao-Ming Chen
Part of the Structure and Bonding book series (STRUCTURE, volume 157)


Metal–organic frameworks are a new class of advanced porous materials, which have several important characteristics, such as highly periodical, diverse and designable structures, high porosity, unique and modifiable pore surface, as well as framework flexibility. In this chapter, we give a brief account focusing on the molecular design, synthetic strategies and interesting properties and applications of metal–organic frameworks with a number of selected examples.


Application Metal–organic framework Molecular design Porous coordination polymer Property Synthesis 



This work was supported by the “973 Project” (2012CB821706) and NSFC (21290173, 21225105 and 21121061), Science and Technology Department of Guangdong Province (S2012030006240).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MOE Key Laboratory of Bioinorganic and Synthetic Chemistry, School of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringSun Yat-Sen UniversityGuangzhouChina

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