Coordination Polymers and Metal Organic Frameworks: Terminology and Nomenclature Guidelines
Magazine article, 2010
Presentation of the IUPAC project "Coordination Polymers and Metal Organic Frameworks: Terminology and Nomenclature Guidelines"
As is often the case, practice precedes theory and synthesis precedes nomenclature and terminology. This is certainly the case in one of the fastest growing fields of contemporary inorganic chemistry: coordination polymers (CPs) and metal organic frameworks (MOFs). This is an interdisciplinary research field with origins in coordination and solid-state chemistry that is now also attracting the interest of the chemical industry. The porous properties of some of these materials are promising for numerous applications, from gas storage to catalysis.