Synthesis of MOF-on-MOF architectures in the context of interfacial lattice matching

Junsu Ha, Hoi Ri Moon

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Functional materials based on metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), especially MOF-on-MOF architectures, have attracted great interest for their potential application in a range of fields. The well-defined crystalline features of MOFs encourage the rational design of MOF-on-MOF architectures through connecting at the interfaceviavarious methods. This highlight summarises the previously reported MOF-on-MOF systems, with a focus on the presented crystallographic information and classification of the systems according to lattice parameter matching. Epitaxial growth has been reported to yield tightly bonded interfaces between two MOFs possessing similar lattice parameters, while lattice-mismatched pairs require some modification to enhance their connection. Overall, understanding the fundamental aspects of MOF-on-MOF growth based on their crystallographic connections will provide new opportunities for more rational approaches to construct MOF-based functional materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2337-2354
Number of pages18
Issue number12
StatePublished - 28 Mar 2021

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by Samsung Research Funding & Incubation Center of Samsung Electronics under Project Number SRFC-MA1702-07, and a National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) Grant funded by the Ministry of Science and ICP (No. NRF-2020R1A2C3008908). J. Ha was supported by the Basic Science Research Program through the NRF funded by the Ministry of Education (NRF-2020R1A6A3A13076214).

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© The Royal Society of Chemistry 2021.


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