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Zeolites and Metal-Organic Frameworks

From Lab to Industry

Vincent Blay Luis Francisco Bobadilla Alejandro Cabrera

342 pages
Amsterdam University Press
Zeolites are natural or synthetic materials with porous chemical structures that are valuable due to their absorptive and catalytic qualities. Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) are manmade organometallic polymers with similar porous structures. This introductory book, with contributions from top-class researchers from all around the world, examines these materials and explains the different synthetic routes available to prepare zeolites and MOFs. The book also highlights how the substances are similar yet different and how they are used by science and industry in situations ranging from fueling cars to producing drugs.
Author Bio
Vincent Blay is a research engineer and entrepreneur at Universitat de València and at Instituto de Tecnología Química, Spain. Luis F. Bobadilla is a material scientist and lecturer at Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Sevilla, Spain. Alejandro Cabrera-García is a synthetic chemist at Instituto de Tecnología Química, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain.