December 21, 2012

Aldrich Materials Science Discovers Liquid-Free Preparation of Metal Organic Frameworks

Researchers at Aldrich Materials Science, a strategic technology initiative of Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (NASDAQ:SIAL) have discovered an innovative way to design an important class of three-dimensional (3D) hybrid structures, Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs), under completely liquid-free conditions. High purity MOF products prepared by the liquid-free process may be ideally suited as rare earth containing materials for sensors and detectors, electronic or magnetic materials. 

The discovery also extends liquid-free preparation techniques to a large new class of 3D-structured
materials and is expected to lead to new products with unique properties and suitability for applications
heretofore unknown.