Sci. Adv. Today 3 (2017) 25263  
  Review Article  
   
   
         
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs): Optoelectronic properties and its applications  
  Abin Sebastiana,b, Vandana P. V. a,b, Aswathy Josepha,b, Marilyn Mary Xavierb and Suresh Mathewa,b  
     
a School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, 686 560, Kerala, India
b Advanced Molecular Materials Research Centre, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, 686 560, Kerala, India

   
  Abstract  
  Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are crystalline porous hybrid materials consisting of metal ions coordinated to organic linkers possessing inherent properties like enormous surface area, tunability, and flexibility. These high prospective materials provide a good platform for designing advanced materials for various applications like gas storage/separation, catalysis, and drug delivery. However, the scope of MOFs in the area of optoelectronics are less explored. In this review, we summarize the optoelectronic properties of MOFs like photoconductance, photoswitching, photocurrent generation and light harvesting. We have also briefly reviewed the recent advances of MOFs for applications in solar cells and light-emitting diodes (LEDs).  
     
   
  Cite this article as:  
  Abin Sebastian, Vandana P. V. , Aswathy Joseph, Marilyn Mary Xavier and Suresh Mathew, Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs): Optoelectronic properties and its applications, Sci. Adv. Today 3 (2017) 25263.