...can be applied to a large variety of functions
Materials with a defined porosity can be designed to meet very specific needs. This makes them so versatile that they can be applied in a tremendous range of functions such as electronics, sensorics, life science, catalysis, separation, energy storage and many more.
Recent advances in research have opened up an understanding of fundamental phenomena. Advanced characterisation techniques, modelling and simulation and the application of data mining methodology have led to deeper knowledge that allows for the development of new features such as switchability of the porous materials.
The variety and versatility of metal-organic frameworks, porous polymers and other "cages" has created great interest in many industries. The 7th International Conference on Metal-Organic Frameworks and Open Framework Compounds offers the opportunity for scientists, developers and users to connect, discuss cooperation and work on new applications of MOF for industrial processes.