…and some MOFs are easy to synthesise.
So easy to synthesise that I was making Eu-BDC on my first week here.
Eu-BDC is an acronym for the European Biodiversity data centre and also for a MOF called Europium BDC.
Europium, named after the continent, is categorised as a lanthanide, or rare earth metal. he most common use of europium compounds is in making red phosphors, a material that shines when struck by electrons. The red color on a television screen, for example, may be produced by phosphors containing europium oxide. Europium oxide is a compound made of europium metal and oxygen.