Application of metal and metal oxide nanoparticles at MOFs

Paolo Falcaro*, Raffaele Ricco, Amirali Yazdi, Inhar Imaz, Shuhei Furukawa, Daniel Maspoch, Rob Ameloot, Jack D. Evans, Christian J. Doonan

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Composites based on Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) are an emerging class of porous materials that have been shown to possess unique functional properties. Nanoparticles at MOFs composites combine the tailorable porosity of MOFs with the versatile functionality of metal or metaloxide nanoparticles. A wide range of nanoparticles at MOFs have been synthesised and their performance characteristics assessed in molecular adsorption and separation, catalysis, sensing, optics, sequestration of pollutants, drug delivery, and renewable energy. This review covers the main research areas where nanoparticles at MOFs have been strategically applied and highlights the scientific challenges to be considered for their continuing development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-254
Number of pages18
JournalCoordination Chemistry Reviews
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Applications
  • Composites
  • Metal-Organic Frameworks
  • Nanoparticles
  • Nanoparticles at MOFs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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