“Metal-Organic Frameworks: A New Class of Crystalline Porous Materials”
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“Metal-Organic Frameworks: A New Class of Crystalline Porous Materials” published by Lambert Academic Publishing, 2014, is a book written by Dr Behnam Seyyedi on the emerging porous materials of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). The term MOF was coined by Omar Yaghi in 1995 (1). MOFs consist of both organic and inorganic building entities, where the organic ligands, i.e. spacers, are coordinated to the metal ion clusters, i.e. nodes, to create extended frameworks. In some cases, the frameworks are rigid enough to form internal voids after solvent removal, forming structures with high porosity and surface areas (up to ~ 7000 m2 g–1). MOFs have shown potential applications in a wide range of fields, such as gas separation and storage, catalysis, sensing and drug delivery.