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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 616501, 11 pages
Review Article

Recent Advances as Materials of Functional Metal-Organic Frameworks

1College of Biology, Chemistry and Material Science, East China Institute of Technology, Fuzhou, Jiangxi 344000, China
2Fundamental Science on Radioactive Geology and Exploration Technology Laboratory, East China Institute of Technology, NanChang, Jiangxi 330013, China

Received 30 January 2013; Accepted 22 March 2013

Academic Editor: Jianmin Ma

Copyright © 2013 Xiao-Lan Tong et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), also known as hybrid inorganic-organic materials, represent an emerging class of materials that have attracted the imagination of solid-state chemists because MOFs combine unprecedented levels of porosity with a range of other functional properties that occur through the metal moiety and/or the organic ligand. The purpose of this critical review is to give a representative and comprehensive overview of the arising developments in the field of functional metal-organic frameworks, including luminescence, magnetism, and porosity through presenting examples. This review will be of interest to researchers and synthetic chemists attempting to design multifunctional MOFs.