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[59] Piovesan, A., Achille, C., Ameloot, R., Nicolai, B., and Verboen, P., Pore network model for permeability characterization of 3D printed porous materials for passive microfluidics, Phys. Rev. E (2019). Link to Publisher.

[58] Marreiros, J., Caratelli, C., Hajek, J., Krajnc, A., Fleury, G., Bueken, B., De Vos, D., Mali, G., Roeffaers, M., Van Speybroeck, V., and Ameloot, R., The active role of methanol in post-synthetic linker exchange in the metal-organic framework UiO-66, Chemistry of Materials (2019). Link to Publisher.


[57] Tu, M., Reinsch, H., Rodríguez-Hermida, S., Verbeke, R., Stassin, T., Egger, W., Dickmann, M., Dieu, Bjorn., Hofkens, J., Vankelecom, I., Stock, N., Ameloot, R., Reversible Optical Writing and Data Storage in an Anthracene-Loaded Metal-Organic Framework, Angewandte Chemie International Edition (2018). Link to Publisher.


[56] Saouma, C.T., Tsou, C., Richard, S., Ameloot, R., Vermoortele, F., Smolders, S., Bueken, B., DiPasquale, A.G., Kaminsky, W., Valdeza, C.N., De Vos, D., Mayer, J.M., Sodium-coupled electron transfer reactivity of metal–organic frameworks containing titanium clusters: the importance of cations in redox chemistry, Chemical Science (2018). Link to Publisher.


[55] Saouma, C. T., Richard, S., Smolders, S., Delley, M., Ameloot, R., Vermoortele, F., De Vos, D., Mayer, J.Bulk-to-Surface Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer Reactivity of the Metal–Organic Framework MIL-125, Journal of the American Chemical Society (2018). Link to Publisher


[54] Wuttke, S., Medina, D. D., Rotter, J.M., Begum, S., Stassin, T., Ameloot, R., Oschatz, M., Tsotsalas, M., Bringing Porous Organic and Carbon-Based Materials toward Thin-Film Applications, Advanced Functional Materials (2018). Link to Publisher


[53] Verduyckt, J., Geers, A., Claes, B., Eyley, S., Van Goethem, C., Stassen, I., Smolders, S., Ameloot, R., Vankelecom, I., Thielemans, W., De Vos, D.,  Stabilising Ni catalysts for the dehydration–decarboxylation–hydrogenation of citric acid to methylsuccinic acid, Green Chemistry (2017). Link to Publisher


[52] Parra-Cabrera, C., Achille, C., Kuhn, S., Ameloot, R., 3D printing in chemical engineering and catalytic technology: structured catalysts, mixers and reactors, Chemical Society Reviews (2018). Link to Publisher


[51] Stassen, I., Boldog, I., Steuwe, C., De Vos, D., Roeffaers, M., Furukawa, S., Ameloot, R. Photopatterning of fluorescent host-guest carriers through pore activation of metal-organic framework single crystals, Chemical Communications, 53, 7222-7225 (2017) Link to publisher

Outside Front Cover ChemComm Emerging Investigators 2017


[50] Stassen, I., Burtch, N., Talin, A., Falcaro, P., Allendorf, M. Ameloot, R. An updated roadmap for the integration of metal–organic frameworks with electronic devices and chemical sensors, Chemical Society Reviews, 46, 3185-3241 (2017) Link to publisher

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[49] Vandezande, W., Janssen, K., Delport, F., Ameloot, R., De Vos, D., Lammertyn, J., Roeffaers, M. Ppm detection of alcohol vapors via metal organic framework functionalized surface plasmon resonance sensors, Analytical Chemistry, 89 (8), 4480–4487 (2017) Link to publisher


[48] Bueken, B., Van Velthoven, N., Willhammar, T., Stassin, T., Stassen, I., A. Keen, D., Ameloot, R., Bals, S., De Vos, D., D. Bennett, T. Gel-Based Morphological Design of Zirconium Metal-organic Frameworks, Chemical Science, 8, 3939–3948 (2017) Link to publisher


[47] Bueken, B., Reinsch H., Heidenreich, N., Vandekerkhove, A., Vermoortele, F.,   Kirschhock, C., Stock, N., De Vos, D.E., Ameloot, R. Investigation of the water-induced phase transformation of UTSA-74 to MOF-74(Zn). CrystEngCom, 19, 4152-4156 (2017) Link to publisher


[46] Stassin, T., Reinsch, H., Van de Voorde, B., Wuttke, S., D. Medina, D., Stock, N., Bein, T., Ameloot, R., De Vos, D. E. Adsorption and Reactive Desorption on Metal-Organic Frameworks: A Direct Strategy for Lactic Acid Recovery. ChemSusChem. 10 (3), 643–650 (2017) Link to publisher


[45] Stassen, I., De Vos, D. E., Ameloot, R. Vapor-Phase Deposition and Modification of Metal–Organic Frameworks: State-of-the-Art and Future Directions. Chemistry - A European Journal. 22 (41), 14452–14460 (2016)  Link to publisher


[44] Deleu, W.P.R, Stassen, I., Jonckheere, D., Ameloot, R., De Vos, D. E. Waste PET (bottles) as Resource or Substrate for MOF Synthesis. Journal of Materials Chemistry A 4, 9519-9525 (2016). Link to publisher


[43] Stassen, I., Bueken, B., Reinsch, H., Oudenhoven, J.F.M., Wouters, D., Hajek, J., Van Speybroeck, V., Stock,N., Vereecken,P.M. , Van Schaijk,R., De Vos, D. E., Ameloot, R. Towards Metal-Organic Framework based Field Effect Chemical Sensors: UiO-66-NH2 for Nerve Agent Detection. Chemical Science, 7, 5827-5832 (2016). Link to publisher

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[42] Hulsbosch, J., De Vos, D. E., Binnemans, K., Ameloot, R. Bio-based ionic liquids: solvents for a green processing industry? ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 4 (6), 2917–2931 (2016). Link to publisher


[41] Jonckheere, D., Coutino-Gonzalez, E., Baekelant, W., Bueken, B, Reinsch, H., Stassen, I., Fenwick, O., Richard, F., Samorì, P., Ameloot, R., Hofkens, J., Roeffaers, M. & De Vos, D. E. Silver-induced reconstruction of an adeninate-based metal–organic framework for encapsulation of luminescent adenine-stabilized silver clusters. J.Mater. Chem. C 4, 4259-4268 (2016).  Link to publisher


[40] Lohse, M. S., Stassin, T., Naudin, G., Wuttke, S., Ameloot, R., De Vos, D. E., Medina, D. D. & Bein, T. Sequential Pore Wall Modification in a Covalent Organic Framework for Application in Lactic Acid Adsorption. Chem. Mater. 28, 626–631 (2016). Link to publisher


[39] Stassen, I., Styles, M., Grenci, G., Gorp, H. V., Vanderlinden, W., Feyter, S. D., Falcaro, P., DeVos, D. E., Vereecken, P. & Ameloot, R. Chemical vapour deposition of zeolitic imidazolate framework thin films. Nature Materials 15304–310 (2016). Link to publisher

Front Cover Nature Materials March 2016
Highlighted in Nature Materials. Allendorf, M. D. & Stavila, V. Nanoporous films: From conventional to conformal.
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[38] Falcaro, P., Ricco, R., Yazdi, A., Imaz, I., Furukawa, S., Maspoch, D., Ameloot, R., Evans, J. D. & Doonan, C. J. Application of metal and metal oxide nanoparticles@MOFs. Coordination Chemistry Reviews 307, Part 2, 237–254 (2015). Link to publisher


[37] Valvekens, P., Bloch, E. D., Long, J. R., Ameloot, R. & De Vos, D. E. Counteranion effects on the catalytic activity of copper salts immobilized on the 2,2′-bipyridine-functionalized metal–organic framework MOF-253. Catalysis Today 246, 55–59 (2015). Link to publisher


[36] Stassen, I., Styles, M., Van Assche, T., Campagnol, N., Fransaer, J., Denayer, J., Tan, J.-C., Falcaro, P., De Vos, D. & Ameloot, R. Electrochemical Film Deposition of the Zirconium Metal–Organic Framework UiO-66 and Application in a Miniaturized Sorbent Trap. Chem. Mater. 27, 1801-1807 (2015). Link to publisher


[35] Humbeck, J. F. V., Aubrey, M. L., Alsbaiee, A., Ameloot, R., Coates, G. W., Dichtel, W. R. & Long, J. R. Tetraarylborate polymer networks as single-ion conducting solid electrolytes. Chem. Sci. 6, 5499–5505 (2015). Link to publisher


[34] Glas, D., Paesen, R., Depuydt, D., Binnemans, K., Ameloot, M., De Vos, D. E. & Ameloot, R. Cellulose amorphization by swelling in ionic liquid/water mixtures: a combined macroscopic and second-harmonic microscopy study. ChemSusChem 8, 82–86 (2015). Link to publisher


[33] Bueken, B., Vermoortele, F., Vanpoucke, D. E. P., Reinsch, H., Tsou, C.-C., Valvekens, P., De Baerdemaeker, T., Ameloot, R., Kirschhock, C. E. A., Van Speybroeck, V., Mayer, J. M. & De Vos, D. A Flexible Photoactive Titanium Metal–Organic Framework Based on a [TiIV3(μ3-O)(O)2(COO)6] Cluster. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 54, 13912–13917 (2015). Link to publisher


[32] Voorde, B. V. de, Stassen, I., Bueken, B., Vermoortele, F., Vos, D. D., Ameloot, R., Tan, J.-C. & Bennett, T. D. Improving the mechanical stability of zirconium-based metal–organic frameworks by incorporation of acidic modulators. J. Mater. Chem. A 3, 1737–1742 (2014). Link to publisher


[31] Reinsch, H., Stassen, I., Bueken, B., Lieb, A., Ameloot, R. & Vos, D. D. First examples of aliphatic zirconium MOFs and the influence of inorganic anions on their crystal structures. CrystEngComm 17, 331–337 (2014). Link to publisher


[30] Keitz, B. K., Yu, C. J., Long, J. R. & Ameloot, R. Lithographic Deposition of Patterned Metal–Organic Framework Coatings Using a Photobase Generator. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 53, 5561–5565 (2014). Link to publisher


Highlighted in Nature Chemistry. Hansell, C.: Patterning with a light touch


[29] Bueken, B., Reinsch, H., Reimer, N., Stassen, I., Vermoortele, F., Ameloot, R., Stock, N., Kirschhock, C. E. A. & Vos, D. D. A zirconium squarate metal–organic framework with modulator-dependent molecular sieving properties. Chem. Commun. 50, 10055–10058 (2014). Link to publisher


[28] Aubrey, M. L., Ameloot, R., Wiers, B. M. & Long, J. R. Metal–organic frameworks as solid magnesium electrolytes. Energy & Environmental Science 7, 667 (2014). Link to publisher


[27] Witters, D., Vermeir, S., Puers, R., Sels, B. F., De Vos, D. E., Lammertyn, J. & Ameloot, R. Miniaturized Layer-by-Layer Deposition of Metal–Organic Framework Coatings through Digital Microfluidics. Chemistry of Materials 25, 1021–1023 (2013). Link to publisher


[26] Van de Voorde, B., Ameloot, R., Stassen, I., Everaert, M., De Vos, D. & Tan, J.-C. Mechanical properties of electrochemically synthesised metal–organic framework thin films. Journal of Materials Chemistry C 1, 7716 (2013). Link to publisher


[25] Stassen, I., Campagnol, N., Fransaer, J., Vereecken, P., De Vos, D. & Ameloot, R. Solvent-free synthesis of supported ZIF-8 films and patterns through transformation of deposited zinc oxide precursors. CrystEngComm 15, 9308 (2013). Link to publisher


[24] Peeters, A., Valvekens, P., Ameloot, R., Sankar, G., Kirschhock, C. E. A. & De Vos, D. E. Zn–Co Double Metal Cyanides as Heterogeneous Catalysts for Hydroamination: A Structure-Activity Relationship. ACS Catalysis 3, 597–607 (2013). Link to publisher


[23] Peeters, A., Ameloot, R. & De Vos, D. E. Carbon dioxide as a reversible amine-protecting agent in selective Michael additions and acylations. Green Chemistry 15, 1550–1557 (2013). Link to publisher


[22] Laurier, K. G. M., Vermoortele, F., Ameloot, R., De Vos, D. E., Hofkens, J. & Roeffaers, M. B. J. Iron(III)-Based Metal–Organic Frameworks As Visible Light Photocatalysts. Journal of the American Chemical Society 135, 14488–14491 (2013). Link to publisher


[21] Ameloot, R., Vermoortele, F., Hofkens, J., De Schryver, F. C., De Vos, D. E. & Roeffaers, M. B. J. Three-Dimensional Visualization of Defects Formed during the Synthesis of Metal-Organic Frameworks: A Fluorescence Microscopy Study. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 52, 401–405 (2013). Link to publisher


Highlighted in Nature. Serre, C.: Defects visualized in porous solids


[20] Ameloot, R., Aubrey, M., Wiers, B. M., Gómora-Figueroa, A. P., Patel, S. N., Balsara, N. P. & Long, J. R. Ionic Conductivity in the Metal–Organic Framework UiO-66 by Dehydration and Insertion of Lithium tert-Butoxide. Chemistry – A European Journal 19, 5533–5536 (2013). Link to publisher


[19] Witters, D., Vergauwe, N., Ameloot, R., Vermeir, S., De Vos, D., Puers, R., Sels, B. & Lammertyn, J. Digital Microfluidic High-Throughput Printing of Single Metal-Organic Framework Crystals. Adv. Mater. 24, 1316–1320 (2012). Link to publisher


Highlighted in Nature Materials. Dusastre, V.: Printed MOFs


[18] Vermoortele, F., Vandichel, M., Van de Voorde, B., Ameloot, R., Waroquier, M., Van Speybroeck, V. & De Vos, D. E. Electronic Effects of Linker Substitution on Lewis Acid Catalysis with Metal-Organic Frameworks. Angew. Chem.-Int. Edit. 51, 4887–4890 (2012). Link to publisher


[17] Vermoortele, F., Ameloot, R., Alaerts, L., Matthessen, R., Carlier, B., Fernandez, E. V. R., Gascon, J., Kapteijn, F. & De Vos, D. E. Tuning the catalytic performance of metal-organic frameworks in fine chemistry by active site engineering. J. Mater. Chem. 22, 10313–10321 (2012). Link to publisher


[16] Van Assche, T. R. C., Desmet, G., Ameloot, R., De Vos, D. E., Terryn, H. & Denayer, J. F. M. Electrochemical synthesis of thin HKUST-1 layers on copper mesh. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 158, 209–213 (2012). Link to publisher


[15] Sachse, A., Ameloot, R., Coq, B., Fajula, F., Coasne, B., De Vos, D. & Galarneau, A. In situ synthesis of Cu-BTC (HKUST-1) in macro-/mesoporous silica monoliths for continuous flow catalysis. Chem. Commun. 48, 4749–4751 (2012). Link to publisher


[14] Maes, M., Vermoortele, F., Boulhout, M., Boudewijns, T., Kirschhock, C., Ameloot, R., Beurroies, I., Denoyel, R. & De Vos, D. E. Enthalpic effects in the adsorption of alkylaromatics on the metal-organic frameworks MIL-47 and MIL-53. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 157, 82–88 (2012). Link to publisher


[13] Vermoortele, F., Ameloot, R., Vimont, A., Serre, C. & De Vos, D. An amino-modified Zr-terephthalate metal-organic framework as an acid-base catalyst for cross-aldol condensation. Chem. Commun. 47, 1521–1523 (2011). Link to publisher


[12] Peeters, A., Valvekens, P., Vermoortele, F., Ameloot, R., Kirschhock, C. & De Vos, D. Lewis acid double metal cyanide catalysts for hydroamination of phenylacetylene. Chem. Commun. 47, 4114–4116 (2011). Link to publisher


[11] Ameloot, R., Vermoortele, F., Vanhove, W., Roeffaers, M. B. J., Sels, B. F. & De Vos, D. E. Interfacial synthesis of hollow metal-organic framework capsules demonstrating selective permeability. Nat Chem 3, 382–387 (2011). Link to publisher


Highlighted in Nature Materials. Russell E. M.: Metal-organic frameworks: Grown into shape


[10] Ameloot, R., Roeffaers, M. B. J., De Cremer, G., Vermoortele, F., Hofkens, J., Sels, B. F. & De Vos, D. E. Metal-Organic Framework Single Crystals as Photoactive Matrices for the Generation of Metallic Microstructures. Adv Mater 23, 1788–1791 (2011). Link to publisher


[9] Maes, M., Alaerts, L., Vermoortele, F., Ameloot, R., Couck, S., Finsy, V., Denayer, J. F. M. & De Vos, D. E. Separation of C-5-Hydrocarbons on Microporous Materials: Complementary Performance of MOFs and Zeolites. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 132, 2284–2292 (2010). Link to publisher


[8] Ameloot, R., Pandey, L., Van der Auweraer, M., Alaerts, L., Sels, B. F. & De Vos, D. E. Patterned film growth of metal-organic frameworks based on galvanic displacement. Chemical Communications 46, 3735–3737 (2010). Link to publisher


[7] Ameloot, R., Liekens, A., Alaerts, L., Maes, M., Galarneau, A., Coq, B., Desmet, G., Sels, B. F., Denayer, J. F. M. & De Vos, D. E. Silica-MOF Composites as a Stationary Phase in Liquid Chromatography. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 3735–3738 (2010). Link to publisher


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[6] Ameloot, R., Gobechiya, E., Uji-i, H., Martens, J. A., Hofkens, J., Alaerts, L., Sels, B. F. & De Vos, D. E. Direct Patterning of Oriented Metal-Organic Framework Crystals via Control over Crystallization Kinetics in Clear Precursor Solutions. Adv. Mater. 22, 2685–2688 (2010). Link to publisher


[5] Roeffaers, M. B. J., De Cremer, G., Libeert, J., Ameloot, R., Dedecker, P., Bons, A. J., Buckins, M., Martens, J. A., Sels, B. F., De Vos, D. E. & Hofkens, J. Super-Resolution Reactivity Mapping of Nanostructured Catalyst Particles. Angew Chem Int Edit 48, 9285–9289 (2009). Link to publisher


[4] Ameloot, R., Stappers, L., Fransaer, J., Alaerts, L., Sels, B. F. & De Vos, D. E. Patterned Growth of Metal-Organic Framework Coatings by Electrochemical Synthesis. Chem. Mat. 21, 2580–2582 (2009). Link to publisher


[3] Ameloot, R., Roeffaers, M., Baruah, M., De Cremer, G., Sels, B., De Vos, D. & Hofkens, J. Towards direct monitoring of discrete events in a catalytic cycle at the single molecule level. Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 8, 453–456 (2009). Link to publisher


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[2] Roeffaers, M. B. J., Ameloot, R., Bons, A. J., Mortier, W., De Cremer, G., de Kloe, R., Hofkens, J., De Vos, D. E. & Sels, B. F. Relating pore structure to activity at the subcrystal level for ZSM-5: An electron backscattering diffraction and fluorescence microscopy study. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 130, 13516–13517 (2008). Link to publisher


[1] Roeffaers, M. B. J., Ameloot, R., Baruah, M., Uji-i, H., Bulut, M., De Cremer, G., Muller, U., Jacobs, P. A., Hofkens, J., Sels, B. F. & De Vos, D. E. Morphology of large ZSM-5 crystals unraveled by fluorescence microscopy. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 130, 5763–5772 (2008). Link to publisher


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