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A Step Towards Change: A Green Alternative for the Synthesis of Metal–Organic Frameworks
preprintsubmitted on 30.03.2021, 13:51 and posted on 31.03.2021, 05:19 by Paola Marino, P. Rafael Donnarumma, Hudson de Aguiar Bicalho, Victor Quezada-Novoa, Hatem M. Titi, Ashlee J Howarth
Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) are traditionally synthesized using formamide solvents that are hazardous to human health and the environment. In order to alleviate the environmental impact of MOF synthesis in both academic and industrial settings, safer and greener solvent alternatives are desired. Herein, STEPOSOL® MET-10U (N,N-dimethyl-9-decenamide), a bioderived solvent produced via olefin metathesis using renewable feedstocks, such as plant oils, is explored as a solvent for the synthesis of a series of structurally diverse MOFs.