Continuous Flow Production of Metal-Organic Frameworks
News Sep 15, 2014
Further deployment of Metal-Organic Frameworks in applied settings requires their ready preparation at scale. Expansion of typical batch processes can lead to unsuccessful or low quality synthesis for some systems. Here we report how continuous flow chemistry can be adapted as a versatile route to a range of MOFs, by emulating conditions of lab-scale batch synthesis. This delivers ready synthesis of three different MOFs, with surface areas that closely match theoretical maxima, with production rates of 60 g/h at extremely high space-time yields.
The article, Versatile, high quality and scalable continuous flow production of metal-organic frameworks, is published online in Scientific Reports and is free to access.
The 2018 IUPAC-ThalesNano prize has been awarded to Professor C. Oliver Kappe. Prof. Kappe has made an extremely high impact on the development of flow chemistry and contributed to the penetration of continuous processes worldwide from the academia to fine-chemical and pharma industry.READ MORE