Manufacturing Macroporous Monoliths of Microporous Metal-Organic Frameworks

23 Apr 2018

We report the first use of a pressure-assisted sintering technique on metal-organic framework (MOF) powders allowing for fast production of crystalline macro-porous monoliths. Mechanical and micro-structural characterization of the monoliths is presented. The interconnected macro-porosity of the compacts can be adjusted providing an immense interface for gas-solid interaction. The sintering technique is well-established and commercially available, allowing industrial scale-up of the process.