Right at the Cutting Edge

MOF Technologies has developed an innovative patent protected mechanochemical manufacturing process that allows the accelerated synthesis of MOFs using little or no solvents. The company currently holds granted patents covering this process, including EP1928831 (B1) and US8466285 (B2).

Additional IP has been developed around the optimisation of MOF production and its post processing.

Mechanochemistry represents a paradigm shift in chemical manufacture: instead of the energy required to initiate a chemical reaction coming from a hot solvent, it is provided by mechanical energy. The MOF material is continuously produced in a powder form either ready for applications without further treatment, or to be formed into shaped material. The company’s technology will provide two key benefits to the consumer: Reduced costs and Almost no environmental impact from the manufacturing process. This will enable MOFs to be employed in large-scale applications such as carbon capture, fuel storage for natural gas vehicles (NGVs), gas storage and filtration, and heat transformations. All applications which will deliver huge benefits to the environment and the consumer.

An Industrial
Revolution

MOFs are crystalline, sponge-like materials that have broad industrial applications because of two key attributes:

  • Extremely large surface area
  • Varied and flexible structure

More Capacity.
Less Volume.

MOFs have the highest surface-area of any known material, with one gram of MOF, about the size of a pea, possibly having the same surface area as forty tennis courts. This means that MOFs’ structure and adsorbent characteristics make them excellent for storing a range of gases such as methane, in a significantly reduced volume

Natural
Selection

MOfs can also be used to filter and separate gases and can be designed to capture selected elements, while letting others pass through. MOFs have very low bulk volumes which makes them extremely light.