Nanoarchitectured design of porous materials and nanocomposites from metal-organic frameworks

Yusuf Valentino Kaneti, Jing Tang, Rahul R. Salunkhe, Xuchuan Jiang, Aibing Yu, Kevin C.-W. Wu, Yusuke Yamauchi

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The emergence of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) as a new class of crystalline porous materials is attracting considerable attention in many fields such as catalysis, energy storage and conversion, sensors, and environmental remediation due to their controllable composition, structure and pore size. MOFs are versatile precursors for the preparation of various forms of nanomaterials as well as new multifunctional nanocomposites/hybrids, which exhibit superior functional properties compared to the individual components assembling the composites. This review provides an overview of recent developments achieved in the fabrication of porous MOF-derived nanostructures including carbons, metal oxides, metal chalcogenides (metal sulfides and selenides), metal carbides, metal phosphides and their composites. Finally, the challenges and future trends and prospects associated with the development of MOF-derived nanomaterials are also examined.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1604898
Number of pages40
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 28 Mar 2017


  • Metal oxides
  • Metal-organic frameworks
  • Nanocomposites
  • Porous materials

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