Post-Synthetic Surface Modification of Metal-Organic Frameworks and Their Potential Applications.

Leidy Figueroa-Quintero, David Villalgordo-Hernández, José J Delgado-Marín, Javier Narciso, Vijay Kumar Velisoju, Pedro Castaño, Jorge Gascon, Enrique V. Ramos-Fernandez

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

29 Scopus citations


Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are porous hybrid materials with countless potential applications. Most of these rely on their porous structure, tunable composition, and the possibility of incorporating and expanding their functions. Although functionalization of the inner surface of MOF crystals has received considerable attention in recent years, methods to functionalize selectively the outer crystal surface of MOFs are developed to a lesser extent, despite their importance. This article summarizes different types of post-synthetic modifications and possible applications of modified materials such as: catalysis, adsorption, drug delivery, mixed matrix membranes, and stabilization of porous liquids.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2201413
JournalSmall Methods
StatePublished - Feb 15 2023

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2023-02-17
Acknowledgements: The authors acknowledge financial support by Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (PID2020-116998RB-I00), Ministerio de Educación y Formación Profesional (PRX21/00407), Conselleria de Innovacion, Universidades, Ciencia y Sociedad Digital (CIPROM/2021/022), and the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). This study forms part of the Advanced Materials programme and was supported by MCIN with funding from European Union NextGenerationEU (PRTR-C17.I1) and by Generalitat Valenciana.


Dive into the research topics of 'Post-Synthetic Surface Modification of Metal-Organic Frameworks and Their Potential Applications.'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this