Offer no. 26/12

Method for preparing microporous MOF materials

  • Summary:

    The present invention relates to a mechanochemical method for the preparation of microporous MOF materials based on [Zn4O]6+ core. Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are a class of hybrid materials that have attracted considerable attention in recent years. These functional materials are potentially useful for a wide variety of applications, such as catalysis, gas storage, selective gas separation, nonlinear optics, and in pharmacy or medicine. Most syntheses of MOF-type materials require energy-consuming solvothermal or strongly basic conditions. It is increasingly recognized that progress in the preparation of novel material requires the development of new synthetic techniques. In that context, the synthetic approach induced by mechanical forces has appeared as a new emerging methodology in materials science. The mechanochemical reactions in solid state offer a significant advance by avoid the use of solvent, dramatically shortening synthesis times and simultaneously increasing the amount of product.

  • Inventors:
    Janusz Lewiński, Daniel Prochowicz, Kamil Sokołowski
  • Advantages / Innovative aspects:
    • Synthesis of microporous MOF materials without use of solvents,
    • Increase yields and the product purity,
    • Reduce reaction time (to minutes)
  • Keywords:
    microporous materials, mechanochemistry, oxozinc cluster, adsorption
  • Field:
  • Usage:

    Quick and „green” synthetic approach to the formation of MOF based on [Zn4O]6+ core

  • State of the progress:
    stage of development
  • Intellectual property rights:
    Patent application in Poland
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