Metal Organic Frameworks

MOFs have the highest surface area of all known materials, high porosity and selective absorptivity. That makes them ideal for selective separation, storage and release of small molecules, including carbon dioxide, oxygen, hydrogen and other volatile organic compounds.

URCHIN is our patented technology designed to protect important biomolecules from degradation.  By using MOFs to coat biomolecules with a shield of armour to protect them, activity can be maintained in damaging environments. Implementation of this technology is underway for a range of domains including home care, personal care and other biomedical applications.

A unique capability portfolio has been developed to study the fundamental science of MOFs including world-class capability in assessing material performance, processing, prototype development, technology transfer and scaling up.

MOFWORX: commercialising CSIRO’s world leading MOF technology