Texture Regulation of Metal–Organic Frameworks, Microwave Absorption Mechanism-Oriented Structural Optimization and Design Perspectives

Zhenguo Gao, Aamir Iqbal, Tufail Hassan, Limin Zhang, Hongjing Wu, Chong Min Koo

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Texture regulation of metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) is essential for controlling their electromagnetic wave (EMW) absorption properties. This review systematically summarizes the recent advancements in texture regulation strategies for MOFs, including etching and exchange of central ions, etching and exchange of ligands, chemically induced self-assembly, and MOF-on-MOF heterostructure design. Additionally, the EMW absorption mechanisms in approaches based on structure–function dependencies, including nano-micro topological engineering, defect engineering, interface engineering, and hybrid engineering, are comprehensively explored. Finally, current challenges and future research orientation are proposed. This review aims to provide new perspectives for designing MOF-derived EMW-absorption materials to achieve essential breakthroughs in mechanistic investigations in this promising field.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2204151
JournalAdvanced Science
Issue number35
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Dec 19
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Financial support was provided by the National Science Foundation of China (Grants Nos. 51872238, 21806129, and 52074227), the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (Nos. 3102018zy045 and 3102019AX11), and the Natural Science Basic Research Plan in Shaanxi Province of China (Nos. 2020JM‐118 and 2017JQ5116). The authors acknowledge the support from The Analytical & Testing Center of Northwestern Polytechnical University. This work was partially supported by a grant from the Basic Science Research Program (Nos. 2022R1A2C3006227 and 2021M3H4A1A03047327) through the National Research Foundation of Korea, funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIT), and the Industrial Strategic Technology Development Program (No. 20020855) funded by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, Republic of Korea. This work was supported by the National Research Council of Science and Technology (NST) grant by the Korea government (MSIT) (No. CRC22031‐000).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2022 The Authors. Advanced Science published by Wiley-VCH GmbH.


  • electromagnetic wave absorption
  • metal–organic frameworks (MOFs)
  • optimization engineering
  • texture regulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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