East China University of Science and TechnologyChina
The designing of metal organic frameworks (MOFs) requires an efficient method to predict its adsorption properties. The conventional method to do this is molecular simulation, which is time consuming. In contrast, classical density functional theory (CDFT) is a much more efficient tool. Recently, CDFT has been successfully applied to MOF adsorptions. In this chapter, we will introduce the development and the different versions of CDFT and show how to apply CDFT to predict fluid adsorption in MOFs. We have reviewed the recent applications of CDFT in MOF adsorption and mainly focused on material screening. According to the recent developments, it seems CDFT is an efficient and robust tool for material screening; how to deal with more complicated fluids is the challenge of current CDFT.
Part of the book: Metal-Organic Frameworks