MOFs in Nature News

Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) – the common name for porous coordination polymers – have made it into a news article in Nature.

It’s been quite exciting to witness the advances in this field over the last few years and Mark Peplow’s article highlights some of the best: from BASF’s fleet of methane-powered vans to Makoto Fujita‘s use of MOFs as crystalline sponges for determination of complex biomolecular structures. Apart from a slightly spurious description of MOFs as “Swiss cheese-like materials” (I would suggest MOFs in their ideal state are much more regular arrays of pores than a hunk of Gruyere…), the article’s a pretty good update on how they are progressing when it comes to real applications. Check it out!


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