Lanthanide Metal-Organic Frameworks: Syntheses, Properties, and Potential Applications Chapter uri icon


  • Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have emerged as a novel category of porous materials. Currently, rational design of MOFs provides a convenient method to design MOFs with desired properties. After a short introduction of traditional metal MOFs, this chapter discusses the development, properties, and applications of Lanthanide MOFs (Ln-MOFs). Ln-MOFs have garnered much interest due to a wide array of features from the marriage of lanthanide ions with traditional MOFs. An introduction to the Ln-MOF field is presented with several well-known structures to demonstrate various synthetic strategies. Furthermore, interesting structural and chemical properties including porosity, chirality, magnetism, and luminescence are highlighted from recent studies, as well as, a brief overview of potential applications including gas storage, catalysis, and chemical sensing.

author list (cited authors)

  • Fordham, S., Wang, X., Bosch, M., & Zhou, H.

citation count

  • 43

complete list of authors

  • Fordham, S||Wang, X||Bosch, M||Zhou, H

editor list (cited editors)

  • Cheng, P.

Book Title

  • Lanthanide Metal-Organic Frameworks

publication date

  • November 2015