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Immobilization of metal–organic frameworks on supports for sample preparation and chromatographic separation


Maya, F and Palomino Cabello, C and Figuerola, A and Turnes Palomino, G and Cerda, V, Immobilization of metal-organic frameworks on supports for sample preparation and chromatographic separation, Chromatographia, 82, (1) pp. 361-375. ISSN 0009-5893 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/s10337-018-3616-z


Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) are porous crystalline materials with large surface areas, uniform pore size, and tunable selectivity. In the last few years, the number of analytical applications of MOFs has been growing constantly. However, the direct use of as-synthesized MOFs in packed column format is rather limited for analytical separations because of the small size and non-spherical shape of MOF crystals. In this review, we outline and critically discuss the advantages and limitations of the different methods described to immobilize MOFs into functional supports for analytical separations, including beads, monoliths, and fibers. These methods are based on embedding MOF crystals into functional supports, in situ MOF growth, controlled layer-by-layer MOF growth, or the in situ conversion of immobilized MOF metal oxide precursors. Representative examples of immobilized MOFs for sample preparation and chromatographic separation are overviewed. We also overview recent progress on the use of MOFs as precursors to obtain other functional materials such as layered double hydroxides or porous carbons.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:metal-organic frameworks, chromatography
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Analytical chemistry
Research Field:Separation science
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
UTAS Author:Maya, F (Mr Fernando Maya Alejandro)
ID Code:134611
Year Published:2019
Web of Science® Times Cited:26
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2019-08-22
Last Modified:2022-08-25

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