Metal-organic frameworks for photocatalysis

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Photocatalysts accelerate the conversion of solar energy into chemical energy and can be performed for repeated cycles. These materials are used in applications ranging from photosynthesis to wastewater treatment. Metal–organic frameworks have become apparent as high-performing photocatalysts due to their ease of designability in organic linker/metal cluster choice and their well-ordered, high surface area structure. These characteristics can allow the incorporation of metal catalysts into the porous structure or post-synthetic approaches to improve performance.

In this cross-journal Collection between Communications MaterialsNature Communications, and Scientific Reports, we aim to bring together the latest advances in photocatalytic metal–organic frameworks. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • Synthesis of metal–organic framework materials with enhanced photocatalytic properties
  • Characterisation, modelling, and mechanistic studies
  • Applications in photocatalytic water splitting, reduction and oxidation reactions, cross-coupling reactions, pollutant degradation reactions
  • Sustainability, reproducibility, and recycling

All participating journals invite submissions of original research articles, with Communications Materials and Nature Communications also considering Reviews and Perspectives which fall within the scope of the Collection. All the submissions will be subject to the same peer review process and editorial standard as regular Communications MaterialsNature Communications, and Scientific Reports articles.

This Collection supports and amplifies research related to SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation and SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy.

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