Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is a powerful tool for characterization of materials. It can detect local structure around selected atomic nuclei and provide information on the dynamics of these nuclei. In case of metal-organic frameworks, NMR spectroscopy can help elucidate the framework structure, locate the molecules adsorbed into the pores, and inspect and characterize the interactions of these molecules with the frameworks. The present chapter discusses selected recent examples of solid-state NMR studies that provide valuable insight into the structure and function of metal-organic frameworks.
Part of the book: Metal-Organic Frameworks