What are MOFs?
MOFs – metal-organic frameworks are materials with high porosity and large surfaces – imagine a sponge.
Depending on the combination of metal and organic materials – linkers – MOFs can have a wide range of properties.
MOFapps are concentrating on materials which are mechanically robust and have thermal stability to meet the requirements for industrial and commercial applications.
Two grams of MOF can have up to 8000 m² of internal surface equivalent to a large football field. Due to these properties MOFs have great potential for gas storage, adsorption and insulation applications.
Through “click” technology and special shaping MOFs can be functionalized to filter or attract specific substances.