A Step Towards Change: A Green Alternative for the Synthesis of Metal–Organic Frameworks

31 March 2021, Version 1
This content is a preprint and has not undergone peer review at the time of posting.


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.


Metal-organic framework
Green Chemistry
Green synthesis
Porous Materials

Supplementary materials

PM Supporting Information ChemRXiv Final


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