Some 80,000 metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have been reported as of 2020. With intriguing structures and fascinating properties, MOFs are poised to be a defining material of the 21st century with a great deal of commercial potential from methane fuel automobile tanks to carbon capturing.
Metal-Organic Frameworks provides an introduction to the complex world of MOFs. Researchers new to MOFs can use this work as a jumping-off point for theoretical study or applied research. The work is broad and expansive in scope, but inclusive and comprehensive in detail. The authors provide a personal perspective of MOF research that provides a strong foundation in the basic methods and themes as well as directs the reader in how to think about MOFs.
Sixteen MOF structures are animated, providing more clarity into the dimensionality of MOFs. Accompanying links take the reader to additional 3-D structures provided by The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC).