Coordination polymers, metal-organic frameworks and the need for terminology guidelines
Journal article, 2012

Coordination polymers (CPs) and metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) are among the most prolific research areas of inorganic chemistry and crystal engineering in the last 15 years, and yet it still seems that consensus is lacking about what they really are, or are not.



metal-organic framework

coordination polymer


S. R. Batten

Monash University

N. R. Champness

University of Nottingham

X. M. Chen

Sun Yat-Sen University

J. Garcia-Martinez

University of Alicante (UA)

S. Kitagawa

Kyoto University

Lars Öhrström

Chalmers, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Physical Chemistry

M. O'Keeffe

Arizona State University

M. P. Suh

Seoul National University

J. Reedijk

King Saud University

Leiden Institute of Chemistry


1466-8033 (ISSN)

Vol. 14 9 3001-3004

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Inorganic Chemistry

Materials Engineering

Materials Chemistry

Nano Technology

Chemical Sciences

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Sustainable development

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Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (SO 2010-2017, EI 2018-)

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