Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) for Environmental Applications - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128146330

Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) for Environmental Applications

1st Edition

Editors: Sujit Ghosh
Paperback ISBN: 9780128146330
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 21st May 2019
Page Count: 470
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Metal-Organic Frameworks for Environmental Applications examines this important topic, looking at potential materials and methods for the remediation of pressing pollution issues, such as heavy-metal contaminants in water streams, radioactive waste disposal, marine oil-spillage, the treatment of textile and dye industry effluents, the clean-up of trace amounts of explosives in land and water, and many other topics. This survey of the cutting-edge research and technology of MOFs is an invaluable resource for researchers working in inorganic chemistry and materials science, but it is also ideal for graduate students studying MOFs and their applications.

Key Features

  • Examines the applications of metal-organic frameworks for the remediation of environmental pollutants
  • Features leading experts who research the applications of MOFs from around the world, including contributions from the United States, India and China
  • Explores possible solutions to some of today’s most pressing environmental challenges, such as heavy-metal contamination in bodies of water, oil spills and clean-up of explosives hidden in land and water
  • Provides an excellent reference for researchers and graduate students studying in the areas of inorganic chemistry, materials chemistry and environmental science


Researchers and engineers working in inorganic chemistry and material science, studying MOFs, environmental scientists, graduate students in these areas

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs)
2. Detection of Explosive and related toxic Nitro-aromatic compounds (NAC)
3. Sensing and sequestration of heavy-metal pollutants
4. Recognition, trapping and detoxification of toxic anionic species
5. MOFs as sorbents of harmful gases for air-pollution control
6. MOFs for capture and degradation of organic pollutants
7. Hydrophobic MOFs: Potential applications for tackling marine-oil spillage
8. Radioactive waste sequestration by MOFs


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About the Editor

Sujit Ghosh

Dr. Ghosh received his B.Sc. degree from Burdwan University (India) and completed his M.Sc. from Banaras Hindu University (India). He obtained his PhD degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur (India) in 2006. He extended his work on coordination polymers during his PhD to his post-doctoral stint at Kyoto University (Japan) with Prof. Susumu Kitagawa. He subsequently joined the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune (India) as an Assistant Professor (2009-2015) and is currently working there as an Associate Professor (2015-onwards). Dr. Ghosh’s group is mainly working on the development and functional studies of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs)/porous coordination polymers (PCPs) for the chemical industry, and they also have energy and environmental applications. His group has published several papers in the domain of detection and sequestration of environmental toxins (e.g. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 7811-7815; Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 10937-10943; Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 8915-8918; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 2881-2885). Dr. Ghosh has 92 publications (inclusive of book-chapters and reviews), which include 60 publications as independent researcher.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune, India

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