Instant and scalable conversion of metal acetates to metal–organic frameworks

Reticular chemistry enables tremendous advances in the field of porous materials. Particularly the Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are emerging porous materials in reticular chemistry, generated by an inorganic metal-ion core with organic ligands to form structured frameworks.
Instant and scalable conversion of metal acetates to metal–organic frameworks

The material demand for MOFs production necessitates advances in their expedient and scalable synthesis that can operate at room temperature, which would be pivotal for the chemical industry. MOFs are typically synthesized under severe conditions that require high pressure and temperature.  herein we necessitated advances in their expeditious and scalable synthesis at room temperature  in a minutes via a controlled dissolution–crystallisation.In this aspect, the Cu-Hoba, Zn-Hoba where Hoba = 4,4′-oxybis (benzoic acid), Cu-BDC, and Cu-BTC can now be prepared in minutes via a controlled dissolution–crystallization route with divalent metal acetate as a precursor at room temperature, and would be highly desired for industrial implementation and commercialization.further this method also applied in synthesis of multivariate MOFs. 


  1. Minute/Instant MOFs: Versatile, High Quality, Ultrafast Scalable Production at Room Temperature. V . Srinivasapriyan. Nanoscale Adv., 2019,1, 3379-3382.
  2. Just Add Water: For Instant and Scalable Conversion of Metal Acetate to Metal-Organic Frameworks V. Srinivasapriyan. Anal. Methods, 2020, 12, 4635–4637.

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