Epitaxially grown metal-organic frameworks

  • Autor:

    Gliemann, H. / Wöll, C. (2012)

  • Quelle:

    Materials Today 3 (2012), 15, 110-116

  • Datum: 2012
  • Gliemann, H. / Wöll, C. (2012): „Epitaxially grown metal-organic frameworks“. In: Materials Today 3 (2012), 15, 113


The functionalization of inorganic and organic surfaces is becoming a key issue in a vast number of technical applications. The present review will focus on a particularly attractive route for surface functionalization via the coating of substrates with ordered, highly-porous, self-assembling layers of metal-organic frameworks.

Loading the nm-sized pores of these molecular scaffolds with molecules, clusters, and nanoparticles creates many opportunities for using these flexible, three-dimensional shelf systems as storage material, for developing highly specific sensors, catalysts and electronic devices, as well as implementing optical metamaterials.


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