Green synthesis of reticular materials
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To help ensure a prosperous future on Earth for coming generations, academia and industry need to transform the way they plan and carry out the synthesis of novel materials to make them more environmentally sustainable. In particular the field of reticular materials, i.e., metal- organic frameworks, zeolitic imidazolate frameworks and covalent organic frameworks, has great potential to outperform other materials and revolutionize various fields of applications. This review highlights several key aspects from the choice of their starting materials, solvents and synthetic methodologies that fall under the umbrella of the Green Chemistry principles, and incorporates a Circular Economy perspective by providing relevant strategies such as re-use, regeneration or recycling to maximize the value of the Earth’s available resources. Moreover, it will shed light on the life cycle assessment results of selected reticular materials and consider how constraints imposed by Green Chemistry principles, life cycle assessments metrics and circular patterns will shape the future rational sustainable design and discovery of reticular materials.
Desai , A V , Lizundia , E , Laybourn , A , Rainer , D N , Armstrong , R , Morris , R E , Wuttke , S & Ettlinger , R 2023 , ' Green synthesis of reticular materials ' , Advanced Functional Materials , vol. EarlyView , 2304660 . https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202304660
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DescriptionFunding: AVD, ARA and REM thank Faraday Institution for funding (Grant – FIRG018). RE and REM gratefully acknowledge financial support by the European Research Council grant ADOR (Advanced Grant 787073). EL is thankful for funds from the University of the Basque Country (Convocatoria de ayudas a grupos de investigación, GIU21/010). AL gives thanks to the University of Nottingham and gratefully acknowledges the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) for funding (Grant number: EP/V055410/1). DNR acknowledges funding by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of the Czech Republic through the ERC CZ project L2104.
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