Applications of water stable metal-organic frameworks

Chenghong Wang, Xinlei Liu, Nilay Keser Demir, J. Paul Chen, Kang Li*

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The recent advancement of water stable metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) expands the application of this unique porous material. This review article aims at studying their applications in terms of five major areas: adsorption, membrane separation, sensing, catalysis, and proton conduction. These applications are either conducted in a water-containing environment or directly targeted on water treatment processes. The representative and significant studies in each area were comprehensively reviewed and discussed for perspectives, to serve as a reference for researchers working in related areas. At the end, a summary and future outlook on the applications of water stable MOFs are suggested as concluding remarks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5107-5134
Number of pages28
JournalChemical Society Reviews
Issue number18
StatePublished - 21 Sep 2016
Externally publishedYes

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