This text discusses the synthesis, characterization, and application of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) for the purpose of adsorbing gases. It provides details on the fundamentals of thermodynamics, mass transfer, and diffusion that are commonly required when evaluating MOF materials for gas separation and storage applications and includes a discussion of molecular simulation tools needed to examine gas adsorption in MOFs. Additionally, the work presents techniques that can be used to characterize MOFs after gas adsorption has occurred and provides guidance on the water stability of these materials. Lastly, applications of MOFs are considered with a discussion of how to measure the gas storage capacity of MOFs, a discussion of how to screen MOFs to for filtration applications, and a discussion of the use of MOFs to perform industrial separations, such as olefin/paraffin separations. Throughout the work, fundamental information, such as a discussion on the calculation of MOF surface area and description of adsorption phenomena in packed-beds, is balanced with a discussion of the results from research literature.

chapter 1|15 pages

Metal–Organic Frameworks and Reticular Chemistry

ByT. Grant Glover

chapter 2|65 pages

Synthesis and Characterization of Metal–Organic Frameworks

ByHiroyasu Furukawa

chapter 3|26 pages

Thermodynamics of Adsorption

ByMitchell Armstrong, Bohan Shan, Bin Mu

chapter 4|96 pages

Mass Transfer in MOFs

ByJörg Kärger, Yu Wang

chapter 5|13 pages

Packed Bed Wave Theory

ByM. Douglas LeVan

chapter 8|30 pages

Water Stability of Metal–Organic Frameworks

ByKrista S. Walton

chapter 9|58 pages

Gas Storage in Metal–Organic Frameworks

ByDarren P. Broom, Jacob W. Burress

chapter 10|30 pages

Toxic Gas Adsorption and Reaction in Metal–Organic Frameworks

ByGregory W. Peterson