The field of microporous solids in solid state chemistry has seen a huge expansion over the last decades with new developments in a diverse range of directions and applications. Drawing upon nature as an inspiration, scientists are continually extending known families and preparing porous solids with novel structures. In turn, the novel properties that these possess stimulate further research and applications. Microporous Framework Solids describes fundamental principles and experimental practices of the synthetic chemistry and physical characterisation of crystalline microporous solids. It also provides a clear and up to date discussion of different types of microporous materials, their applications and emerging areas of current interest, written from a personal research perspective. Topics include the different types of solids and their properties with key emphasis placed on the relationship between properties and structure. Structural methods are also discussed including the role of diffraction, NMR and computational studies. Finally, applications for catalysis are reviewed. This book is ideal for new researchers in the field of microporous solids both in academia and industry who require a detailed and informative overview of the subject. It provides a comprehensive review of microporous materials in an easily accessible style offering a valuable source of references over a wide range of topics.
Paul Wright is reader in the department of chemistry at the University of St Andrews. His research interests include microporous and mesoporous solids, organic-inorganic hybrids and zeolites, structural studies, adsorption and catalysis.