D8 VENTURE, TXS, KAPPA, single crystal X-ray diffraction
D8 QUEST, IMS, PHOTON, single crystal X-ray diffraction

Complete characterization of a series of MOF structures

SC-XRD Application Note

Complete characterization of MOF structures App Note, SC-XRD

Metal Organic Framework (MOF) structures are well known for their many interesting applications, such as gas storage and separation, chemical sensing, and catalysis [1]. The same structural features that allow for such excellent chemical properties [2] cause difficulty in characterization by crystallographic methods.

Owing to the highly porous nature of MOFs, crystalline samples tend to lose solvent rapidly, degrading the quality of diffraction. Additionally, a high degree of disorder over long ranges frustrates single crystal structure determination efforts.

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