Special Issue "Recent Progress in Metal-Organic Frameworks for Energy-Related Applications"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Advanced Energy Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

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Dr. Sachin Maruti Chavan
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Department of Chemistry, Bioscience and Environmental Engineering, University of Stavanger, 4036 Stavanger, Norway
Interests: materials science; catalysis; coordination and inorganic chemistry; multifunctional metal-organic frameworks; gas storage and separation; structural chemistry; spectroscopy; ion exchange
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Dear Colleagues,

I would like to invite you to submit your contributions to this Special Issue of Energies on the subject area of “Recent Progress in Metal-Organic Frameworks for Energy-Related Applications”. Metal-organic frameworks (MOF) a family of porous materials marks among the top inventions in material science. The reticular synthesis approach has allowed designing MOFs with desire structure, composition and properties. Over the last two decades, significant milestones and breakthrough have been achieved in developing MOFs based applications.  MOFs hold potential in a wide range of applications such as for gas storage, molecular separation, catalysis, drug delivery, sensing biomedical imaging and ion exchange.

Among the emerging applications of the MOFs are energy-related such as fuel cell, batteries, solar cells, CO2 to fuel, photo-induced hydrogen evolution, lighting and supercapacitors.

This energies special issue aims at providing a comprehensive guide on the development of MOFs for energy-related applications with special focus on the following aspects:

Keywords

  • Hydrogen and methane storage at MOF
  • MOFs for heat pump applications
  • MOFs for Natural and Bio Gas processing
  • MOF conductors
  • MOF supercapacitors
  • MOFs for battery
  • MOFs for Solar cell
  • MOFs for Fuel cell
  • MOFs for lightening
  • MOFs for electrochemical energy storage and conversion
  • MOFs for CO2 to fuel conversion 

Thank you very much!

Dr. Sachin Maruti Chavan
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Hydrogen and methane storage at MOF
  • MOFs for heat pump applications
  • MOFs for Natural and Bio Gas processing
  • MOF conductors
  • MOF supercapacitors
  • MOFs for battery
  • MOFs for Solar cell
  • MOFs for Fuel cell
  • MOFs for lightening
  • MOFs for electrochemical energy storage and conversion
  • MOFs for CO2 to fuel conversion

Published Papers (2 papers)

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Water-Driven Structural Transformation in Cobalt Trimesate Metal-Organic Frameworks
Energies 2021, 14(16), 4751; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14164751 - 05 Aug 2021
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We report on the synthesis and the characterization of a novel cobalt trimesate metal-organic framework, designated as KCL-102. Powder X-ray diffraction pattern of KCL-102 is dominated by a reflection at 10.2° (d-spacing = 8.7 Å), while diffuse reflectance UV-Vis spectroscopy indicates that the [...] Read more.
We report on the synthesis and the characterization of a novel cobalt trimesate metal-organic framework, designated as KCL-102. Powder X-ray diffraction pattern of KCL-102 is dominated by a reflection at 10.2° (d-spacing = 8.7 Å), while diffuse reflectance UV-Vis spectroscopy indicates that the divalent cobalt centers are in two different coordination geometries: tetrahedral and octahedral. Further, the material shows low stability in humid air, and it transforms into the well-known phase of hydrous cobalt trimesate, Co3(BTC)2·12H2O. We associated this transition with the conversion of the tetrahedral cobalt to octahedral cobalt. Full article
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MW Synthesis of ZIF-7. The Effect of Solvent on Particle Size and Hydrogen Sorption Properties
Energies 2020, 13(23), 6306; https://doi.org/10.3390/en13236306 - 29 Nov 2020
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We report here fast (15 min) microwave-assisted solvothermal synthesis of zeolitic imidazolate framework material (ZIF-7). We have optimized solvent composition to achieve high porosity and hydrogen capacity and narrow particle size distribution. It was shown that synthesis in N,N-diethylformamide (DEF) results in a [...] Read more.
We report here fast (15 min) microwave-assisted solvothermal synthesis of zeolitic imidazolate framework material (ZIF-7). We have optimized solvent composition to achieve high porosity and hydrogen capacity and narrow particle size distribution. It was shown that synthesis in N,N-diethylformamide (DEF) results in a layered ZIF-7 III phase, while N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF) as solvent leads to a pure ZIF-7 phase in microwave conditions. A mixture of toluene with DMF allows the production of pure ZIF-7 material only with the triethylamine additive. Obtained materials were comprehensively characterized. We have pointed out that both X-ray diffraction and infrared spectroscopy could be used for the identification of ZIF-7 or ZIF-7 III phases. Although samples obtained in DMF, and in a mixture of DMF, toluene, and triethylamine were assigned to the pure ZIF-7 phase, solvent composition significantly affected the size of particles in the material and nitrogen and hydrogen adsorption process. Full article
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Planned Papers

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Title: Optimization of ZIF-7 synthesis and its application for hydrogen storage
Authors: Vera V. Butova
Affiliation: The Smart Materials Research Institute, Southern Federal University, 5 Zorge Street, Rostov-on-Don 344090, Russia

Title: Photosensitive MOFs for Solar Cells and Smart Windows
Authors: Olena Zavorotynska
Affiliation: Department for Mathematics and Physics, University of Stavanger, P.O.Box 8600, NO-4036 Forus, Norway

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