Tunable metal–organic frameworks for heat transformation applications

Somboon Chaemchuen, Xuan Xiao, Nikom Klomkliang, Mekhman S. Yusubov, Francis Verpoort

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Metal–Organic Frameworks (MOFs) are a subclass of porous materials that have unique properties, such as varieties of structures from different metals and organic linkers and tunable porosity from a structure or framework design. Moreover, modification/functionalization of the material structure could optimize the material properties and demonstrate high potential for a selected application. MOF materials exhibit exceptional properties that make these materials widely applicable in energy storage and heat transformation applications. This review aims to give a broad overview of MOFs and their development as adsorbent materials with potential for heat transformation applications. We have briefly overviewed current explorations, developments, and the potential of metal–organic frameworks (MOFs), especially the tuning of the porosity and the hydrophobic/hydrophilic design required for this specific application. These materials applied as adsorbents are promising in thermal-driven adsorption for heat transformation using water as a working fluid and related applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number661
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2018


  • Adsorbent
  • Heat transformation
  • Low-temperature heat
  • Metal
  • Organic frameworks
  • Water adsorption

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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