Aufgaben und Ziele des TAK Metallorganische Gerüstverbindungen


Metal-Organic Frameworks have attracted increasing interest in the last decade as a new class of highly porous materials with specific surface areas (SSA) up to 6000 m2/g. Using a modular concept by combining inorganic metal-cluster and organic linker molecules the targeted design with specific properties (like pore diameter and certain functionalities introduced at the organic linker molecule) for certain applications is possible. Based on their outstanding properties MOFs outperform traditional materials such as zeolites and activated carbons and are ideally suited for application in gas adsorption,[1-2] separation processes[3] and sensor applications.[4]

Figure 1: Comparison of material properties of MOFs with well known adsorbents such as zeolites and activated carbons.

For example in the area of respiratory protection some MOFs show a better performance concerning the adsorption/capture of polar harmful substances in comparison to traditional activated carbons. By systematic functionalisation of the organic and/or inorganic building blocks the separation of different compounds such as olefins/paraffin, chiral compounds or noble gases are possible showing some advantages compared to zeolites.

Within the DFG Priority Program “Porous Metal-Organic Frameworks” (SPP 1362, 2008-2014) Germany achieved one of the leading position in the MOF research area within the last years. Currently 36 German groups are funded. Interdisciplinary teams are organized to evaluate different features of MOF materials. At the same time an increased interest by industry is recognized to implement MOF materials in different application areas like gas purification, separation process, heat storage and catalysis.[5]

Due to restricted MOF availability and very little well-established MOF shaping processes it was not possible to replace conventional adsorbents up to now. Therefore the most important task of the TAK MOF is to support the information and knowledge exchange between Universities, Research Institutes and Industry to develop the high potential and application fields of MOF materials for a broad user community.

To catalyze such developments TAK MOF organises special workshops and information days (themed issues) and acts as an exchange platform for experts.

II. Aims

  • To support partner development and information exchange between Industry, University and Research institutes
  • Identification of R&D targets by communication with industrial partners
  • Formation of a communication platform
  • Information and qualification, further education
  • Networking
  • Intermediary for experts
  • Funding recommendations


Prof. Dr. Stefan Kaskel (Dresden University of Technology);


 Dr. Bertram Böhringer (Fa. Blücher, Erkrath);

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Caro (University of Hanover);

Prof. Dr. Martin Hartmann (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg);

Prof. Dr. Reiner Staudt (University of Applied Sciences Offenburg);

Prof. Dr. Michael Fröba (University of Hamburg);

Dr. Stefan Henninger (Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg);

Dr. Stefan Löbbecke (Fraunhofer ICT, Pfinztal);

Dr. Eva Schieferstein (Fraunhofer UMSICHT, Oberhausen);

Dr. Jianwei Tong (Sigma Aldrich, Taufkirchen);


 [1] Wei Zhou, Methane Storage in Porous Metal−Organic Frameworks: Current Records and Future Perspectives, The Chemical Record 2010, 10, 200–204.

[2] Myunghyun Paik Suh, Hye Jeong Park, Thazhe Kootteri Prasad, and Dae-Woon Lim, Hydrogen Storage in Metal-Organic Frameworks, Chem. Rev. 2012, 112, 782–835.

[3] Jian-Rong Li, Julian Sculley, and Hong-Cai Zhou, Metal-Organic Frameworks for Separations, Chem. Rev. 2012, 112, 869–932.

[4] Lauren E. Kreno, Kirsty Leong, Omar K. Farha, Mark Allendorf, Richard P. Van Duyne, and Joseph T. Hupp, Metal-Organic Framework Materials as Chemical Sensors, Chem. Rev. 2012, 112, 1105–1125.

[5] Alexander U. Czaja, Natalia Trukhan and Ulrich Müller, Industrial applications of metal–organic frameworks, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2009, 38, 1284-1293.


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