Our core technology, porous coordination polymers (PCPs; also known as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs)), is based on research developed by Distinguished Professor Susumu Kitagawa at the Institute for Advanced Study at Kyoto University. Atomis aims not only to provide solutions such as the optimization for manufacturing processes of PCPs, but to also develop applications that provide innovative value using these materials.
What is PCP/MOF?
These solids are a sponge-like material with nano-sized pores and extremely large surface areas. The 3D structures of PCPs can be freely designed from a tremendously diverse range of metals and organic ligands. In other words, the pores of PCPs can be designed at the atomic scale, and it is possible to provide the exact molecular interactions that maximize adsorption and storage of gases and other low-molecular weight compounds.
Image of synthesis of PCP / MOF. Blue metal ions and organic ligands combine to form a mesh-like structure.
Application field of porous coordination polymer
Recent studies reported from around the world have focused on new functions for PCPs, such as molecular separations, gas transportation, spatial alignment, synthesis and catalytic transformations, photoexcitation, electron conductivity, and high-density storage.