Ferroelectricity in Metal–Organic Frameworks: Characterization and Mechanisms

Kamal Asadi, Monique Ann van der Veen

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Ferroelectric metal–organic frameworks are emerging as an exciting field of research and have witnessed great progress in the last decade. In this contribution, we briefly discuss ferroelectricity and its means of demonstration. Three mechanisms that lead to ferroelectricity are identified and critically discussed. On the basis of the shortcomings present in the literature, we present a protocol for the study of ferroelectricity in MOF compounds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4332-4344
Number of pages13
JournalEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Issue number27
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Coordination polymers
  • Ferroelectricity
  • Magnetic properties
  • Metal–organic frameworks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry

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