A periodic table of metal-organic frameworks

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Metal-organic Frameworks (MOFs) represent a growing field of materials that are receiving widespread attention due to their fascinating structures, intriguing properties, and applications across many disciplines. This review seeks to demonstrate the scope of MOF chemistry which uses the full breadth of the periodic table, whether those elements act as the metals that form the connecting nodes of the MOF, the ligands that link those metal-based nodes or the guests that sit in the MOF pores.

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Funding Information: We thank the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EP/ S002995/1) for support. Publisher Copyright: © 2020 Elsevier B.V.


Original languageEnglish
Article number213295
JournalCoordination Chemistry Reviews
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2020


  • Coordination Polymers, Metal-organic Frameworks, Periodic Table, Porous Materials