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Flexibility in Metal–Organic Frameworks: A Basic Understanding

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Center for Environmental and Energy Research (CEER), Ghent University Global Campus, 119 Songdomunhwa-Ro, Yeonsu-Gu, Incheon 406-840, Korea
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Laboratory of Organometallics, Catalysis and Ordered Materials, State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070, China
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Research School of Chemistry & Applied Biomedical Sciences, National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Lenin Avenue 30, 634050 Tomsk, Russia
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Institute of Environmental Engineering, University of Pannonia, Veszprem, 10 Egyetem St., 8200 Veszprém, Hungary
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Catalysts 2019, 9(6), 512; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal9060512
Received: 15 May 2019 / Revised: 31 May 2019 / Accepted: 31 May 2019 / Published: 6 June 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue State-of-the-Art Catalytical Technology in South Korea)
Much has been written about the fundamental aspects of the metal–organic frameworks (MOFs). Still, details concerning the MOFs with structural flexibility are not comprehensively understood. However, a dramatic increase in research activities concerning rigid MOFs over the years has brought deeper levels of understanding for their properties and applications. Nonetheless, robustness and flexibility of such smart frameworks are intriguing for different research areas such as catalysis, adsorption, etc. This manuscript overviews the different aspects of framework flexibility. The review has touched lightly on several ideas and proposals, which have been demonstrated within the selected examples to provide a logical basis to obtain a fundamental understanding of their synthesis and behavior to external stimuli. View Full-Text
Keywords: metal–organic frameworks; flexibility; mechanical properties; secondary building unit; characterization metal–organic frameworks; flexibility; mechanical properties; secondary building unit; characterization
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Aljammal, N.; Jabbour, C.; Chaemchuen, S.; Juzsakova, T.; Verpoort, F. Flexibility in Metal–Organic Frameworks: A Basic Understanding. Catalysts 2019, 9, 512. https://doi.org/10.3390/catal9060512

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Aljammal N, Jabbour C, Chaemchuen S, Juzsakova T, Verpoort F. Flexibility in Metal–Organic Frameworks: A Basic Understanding. Catalysts. 2019; 9(6):512. https://doi.org/10.3390/catal9060512

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Aljammal, Noor; Jabbour, Christia; Chaemchuen, Somboon; Juzsakova, Tatjána; Verpoort, Francis. 2019. "Flexibility in Metal–Organic Frameworks: A Basic Understanding" Catalysts 9, no. 6: 512. https://doi.org/10.3390/catal9060512

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