Metal Organic Frameworks: New Smart Material for Biological Application

  • P. Bansal
  • L. M. Bharadwaj
  • A. Deep
  • S. K. Rohilla
  • R. K. Salar


Metal organic frameworks are class of hybrid porous material made up of inorganic clusters connected with organic linkers, which offers many opportunities for applications in gas storage, chemical engineering, sensing applications, adsorbent material, catalysis, optoelectronics, and biological and medical fields. The unique physical and chemical properties of MOF and its ability of chemical tailorability make them potential candidate for biological applications like drug delivery, diagnosis, and imaging, as biosensors and many more. A wide range of possible compositions allows toxicologically acceptable formulations of MOFs. Many families of MOFs are under consideration for this purpose, and improvement is still needed in terms of stability, toxicity, and biocompatibility. Many biological applications of MOFs have been investigated, and many are still to be explored. This chapter covers the abovementioned aspects of MOFs and their use as new smart material for biological applications.


Coordination Polymer Organic Ligand Guest Molecule Biological Application Metal Organic Framework 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Bansal
    • 1
  • L. M. Bharadwaj
    • 2
  • A. Deep
    • 2
  • S. K. Rohilla
    • 1
  • R. K. Salar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiotechnologyChaudhary Devi Lal UniversitySirsaIndia
  2. 2.Central Scientific Instruments OrganisationChandigarhIndia

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