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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry