© 2017 The Royal Society of Chemistry. Four different metal-organic framework powders (UiO-66, UiO-66-NH2, UiO-67, and HKUST-1) were shaped into tablets. The effect of the applied pressure on porous properties, mechanical resistance and tablet bulk density is reported. We observe a linear relationship between densification and tensile strength for all four studied MOFs, with the slope being MOF-dependent. We also report conditions for improving significantly the volumetric uptake. Finally, we evaluated our tablets' stability over time in the presence of moisture.
Dhainaut, J., Avci-Camur, C., Troyano, J., Legrand, A., Canivet, J., Imaz, I., Maspoch, D., Reinsch, H., & Farrusseng, D. (2017). Systematic study of the impact of MOF densification into tablets on textural and mechanical properties. CrystEngComm, 19(29), 4211-4218. https://doi.org/10.1039/c7ce00338b