Metal Organic Frameworks

Metal organic frameworks (MOFs) are hyper-porous materials that have attracted much attention in recent years owing to their vast potential for application to areas such as energy and gas storage, separation science and catalysis. The availability of scalable synthesis methods is a significant challenge for the translation of MOFs into industry. Over the last decade, CSIRO has met this challenge through the development of scalable continuous flow methods for the synthesis and manufacture of multi-kilogram per day production of MOFs. The process is efficient delivering a range of MOFs with surface areas that consistently match those reported from laboratory scale synthesis and high space time yields. CSIRO’s MOF production process uses propriety downstream processing that ultimately produces MOFs in a variety of palletised formats and geometries.

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