Adsorption-Driven Heat Pumps: The Potential of Metal-Organic Frameworks

Martijn F. De Lange, Karlijn J.F.M. Verouden, Thijs J.H. Vlugt, Jorge Gascon Sabate, Freek Kapteijn*

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The potential of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) for adsorption-driven heat pumps is discussed. Three different mechanisms for water adsorption in MOFs can be distinguished, such as adsorption on the metallic cluster, which modifies the first coordination sphere of the metal ion, layer or cluster adsorption in pores, and capillary condensation in pores. Cluster adsorption is prevalent over layer formation when water is concerned, as most MOFs consist of aromatic ligands, which are hydrophobic in nature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12205-12250
Number of pages46
JournalChemical Reviews
Issue number22
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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