Metal organic frameworks-carbon based nanocomposites for environmental sensing and catalytic applications

Muhammad Tuoqeer Anwar*, Muhammad Rehman Asghar, Arslan Ahmed, Shagufta Fareed, Hasan Izhar Khan, Tahir Rasheed

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MOFs are the state-of-the-art crystalline materials which are synthesized through the combination of organic linkers and metal ions clusters. Unique features such as artificial tailorability, excellent porosity and facile synthesis make them suitable candidate in a variety of applications. However, their applicability is being hindered due to insufficient electro-activity and electrical conductivity. In addition to that, they are less stable in some media. To overcome aforementioned issues, MOFs can be combined with carbon-based materials such as graphene, CNTs, and carbon blacks to achieve sufficient electrical conductivity along with mechanical strength and other new functionalities. The area of application thus widens beyond single phase MOFs. This chapter mainly focuses on the grouping of reports related to MOF-carbon composites in the recent times. The synthesis procedures accompanied with application are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Advancements in Wastewater Management
Subtitle of host publicationImplications and Biological Solutions
EditorsLuiz Fernando Romanholo Ferreira, Ajay Kumar, Muhammad Bilal
PublisherElsevier B.V.
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9780443193880
StatePublished - Jan 2023

Publication series

NameAdvances in Chemical Pollution, Environmental Management and Protection
ISSN (Print)2468-9289
ISSN (Electronic)2468-9270

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  • Absorbents
  • Catalysts
  • MOF-based composites
  • Metal organic frameworks
  • Sensor
  • Synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Pollution
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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