We’re excited to announce that we’ve got a new paper out– what a start to 2018!

It’s a review of research over the last 20 years on the fundamental factors affecting why certain metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) form the structures that they do. It’s entitled “Thermodynamic and Kinetic Effects in the Crystallization of Metal–Organic Frameworks” and it’s published in the journal Accounts of Chemical Research.

The paper describes how our understanding has grown over the years from simple qualitative observations in the 90’s to detailed, quantitative results provided by computational models and powerful in situ experiments today. The authors, my former supervisor Tony Cheetham, Gregor Kieslich at Munich and Hamish delve into how we’re able to understand not just the structures, but the enthalpic, entropic and kinetic factors that shape each material too.

Take a look at the paper here.

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