Insights into the Structure and Dynamics of Metal-Organic Frameworks via Transmission Electron Microscopy

Xinyi Gong, Karthikeyan Gnanasekaran, Zhijie Chen, Lee Robison, Megan C. Wasson, Kyle C. Bentz, Seth M. Cohen, Omar K. Farha*, Nathan C. Gianneschi

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Abstract

Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are hybrid materials composed of metal ions and organic linkers featuring high porosity, crystallinity, and chemical tunability at multiple length scales. A recent advancement in transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and its direct application to MOF structure-property relationships have changed how we consider rational MOF design and development. Herein, we provide a perspective on TEM studies of MOFs and highlight the utilization of state-of-the-art TEM technologies to explore dynamic MOF processes and host-guest interactions. Additionally, we provide thoughts on what the future holds for TEM in the study of MOFs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17224-17235
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume142
Issue number41
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 14 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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