A systematic approach to controlling defect chemistry in titanium–organic frameworks
Metal organic frameworks (MOFs) porous materials with very high chemical and structural diversity are highly promising materials that are widely used in applications such as gas storage and separation, electrochemical energy storage, catalysis and sensing. Structural defects play an important role in material behaviour and can be used as a tool to modify MOFs' porosity, chemical reactivity and electronic conductivity. Funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the DefTiMOFs project will develop a high-throughput synthetic methodology for controlling the defect chemistry, particle size and porosity of titanium MOFs. This class of compounds has hitherto received little attention. The project will also employ synchrotron-based methods to characterise the defects on an atomic and amolecular level.