New synthetic routes towards MOF production at scale

Marta Rubio-Martinez, Ceren Avci-Camur, Aaron W. Thornton, Inhar Imaz, Daniel Maspoch, Matthew R. Hill

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The potential commercial applications for metal organic frameworks (MOFs) are tantalizing. To address the opportunity, many novel approaches for their synthesis have been developed recently. These strategies present a critical step towards harnessing the myriad of potential applications of MOFs by enabling larger scale production and hence real-world applications. This review provides an up-to-date survey (212 references) of the most promising novel synthetic routes, i.e., electrochemical, microwave, mechanochemical, spray drying and flow chemistry synthesis. Additionally, the essential topic of downstream processes, especially for large scale synthesis, is critically reviewed. Lastly we present the current state of MOF commercialization with direct feedback from commercial players.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3453-3480
Number of pages28
JournalChemical Society Reviews
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 2017

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