Special Issue "Thermo-Mechanical Properties of Metal Organic Frameworks"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (12 November 2018).

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Pascal G. Yot
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Institut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier, Montpellier, France
Interests: metal organic frameworks; diffractions techniques; structure determination; structure-properties relations; mechanical and thermal behaviour; boron based materials
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Prof. Dr. Guillaume Maurin
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Guest Editor
Institut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier, Montpellier, France
Interests: metal organic frameworks; thermodynamic; mechanical and thermal behaviour; gas adsorption and diffusion modelling; structure prediction

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Metal-organic frameworks (MOF) have experienced twenty years of interest from various fields, owing to their chemical and structural versatility, which confers a unique opportunity to tune their features for targeted applications. In particular, their promising thermo-mechanical properties pave the way for a series of energy- and environmentally-related applications. The growing developments in these two fields have motivated us to launch this Special Issue on "Thermo-Mechanical Properties of Metal Organic Frameworks" in Nanomaterials. We expect that it will offer the MOF community an opportunity to expose and review the latest and most significant achievements in these two domains, using both experimental and modelling techniques.

As an expert in this field, we are very pleased to invite you to submit original papers, communications, and reviews for this Special Issue. Thank you for your time and consideration, we look forward to hearing from you.

Dr. Pascal G. Yot
Prof. Dr. Guillaume Maurin
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Metal Organic Frameworks
  • Thermo-Mechanical properties
  • Structure-property relations
  • Phase transitions
  • Modelling
  • Applications

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Thermal and Guest-Assisted Structural Transition in the NH2-MIL-53(Al) Metal Organic Framework: A Molecular Dynamics Simulation Investigation
Nanomaterials 2018, 8(7), 531; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano8070531 - 14 Jul 2018
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Reversible structural transition between the Large (LP) and Narrow Pore (NP) forms (breathing phenomena) of the MIL-53(X, X = Al, Cr, Fe, Ga) Metal Organic Framework (MOF) is probably one of the most amazing physical properties of this class of soft-porous materials. Whereas [...] Read more.
Reversible structural transition between the Large (LP) and Narrow Pore (NP) forms (breathing phenomena) of the MIL-53(X, X = Al, Cr, Fe, Ga) Metal Organic Framework (MOF) is probably one of the most amazing physical properties of this class of soft-porous materials. Whereas great attention has been paid to the elucidation of the physical mechanism ruling this reversible transition, the effect of the functionalization on the flexibility has been less explored. Among functionalized MIL-53(Al) materials, the case of NH2-MIL-53(Al) is undoubtedly a very intriguing structural transition rarely observed, and the steadier phase corresponds to the narrow pore form. In this work, the flexibility of the NH2-MIL-53(Al) metal organic framework was investigated by means of molecular dynamics simulations. Guest (methanol) and thermal breathing of the NH2-MIL-53(Al) was thus explored. We show that it is possible to trigger a reversible transition between NP and LP forms upon adsorption, and we highlight the existence of stable intermediate forms and a very large pore phase. Furthermore, the NP form is found thermodynamically stable from 240 to 400 K, which is the result of strong intramolecular hydrogen bonds. Full article
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Rotational Dynamics of Linkers in Metal–Organic Frameworks
Nanomaterials 2019, 9(3), 330; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano9030330 - 02 Mar 2019
Cited by 12
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Among the numerous fascinating properties of metal–organic frameworks (MOFs), their rotational dynamics is perhaps one of the most intriguing, with clear consequences for adsorption and separation of molecules, as well as for optical and mechanical properties. A closer look at the rotational mobility [...] Read more.
Among the numerous fascinating properties of metal–organic frameworks (MOFs), their rotational dynamics is perhaps one of the most intriguing, with clear consequences for adsorption and separation of molecules, as well as for optical and mechanical properties. A closer look at the rotational mobility in MOF linkers reveals that it is not only a considerably widespread phenomenon, but also a fairly diverse one. Still, the impact of these dynamics is often understated. In this review, we address the various mechanisms of linker rotation reported in the growing collection of literature, followed by a highlight of the methods currently used in their study, and we conclude with the impacts that such dynamics have on existing and future applications. Full article
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Tunable Metal–Organic Frameworks for Heat Transformation Applications
Nanomaterials 2018, 8(9), 661; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano8090661 - 26 Aug 2018
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Metal–Organic Frameworks (MOFs) are a subclass of porous materials that have unique properties, such as varieties of structures from different metals and organic linkers and tunable porosity from a structure or framework design. Moreover, modification/functionalization of the material structure could optimize the material [...] Read more.
Metal–Organic Frameworks (MOFs) are a subclass of porous materials that have unique properties, such as varieties of structures from different metals and organic linkers and tunable porosity from a structure or framework design. Moreover, modification/functionalization of the material structure could optimize the material properties and demonstrate high potential for a selected application. MOF materials exhibit exceptional properties that make these materials widely applicable in energy storage and heat transformation applications. This review aims to give a broad overview of MOFs and their development as adsorbent materials with potential for heat transformation applications. We have briefly overviewed current explorations, developments, and the potential of metal–organic frameworks (MOFs), especially the tuning of the porosity and the hydrophobic/hydrophilic design required for this specific application. These materials applied as adsorbents are promising in thermal-driven adsorption for heat transformation using water as a working fluid and related applications. Full article
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