DOI: 10.1002/adma.202302587 ISSN: 0935-9648

Metal–Organic Frameworks and Their Composites for Chronic Wound Healing: From Bench to Bedside

Yuan Xiong, Qian Feng, Li Lu, Xingan Qiu, Samuel Knoedler, Adriana Christine Panayi, Dongsheng Jiang, Yuval Rinkevich, Ze Lin, Bobin Mi, Guohui Liu, Yanli Zhao
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • General Materials Science


Chronic wounds are characterized by delayed and dysregulated healing processes. As such, they have emerged as an increasingly significant threat. The associated morbidity and socioeconomic toll are clinically and financially challenging, necessitating novel approaches in the management of chronic wounds. Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) are an innovative type of porous coordination polymers, with low toxicity and high eco‐friendliness. Documented anti‐bacterial effects and pro‐angiogenic activity predestine these nanomaterials as promising systems for the treatment of chronic wounds. In this context, the therapeutic applicability and efficacy of MOFs remain to be elucidated. It is, therefore, reviewed the structural–functional properties of MOFs and their composite materials and discusses how their multifunctionality and customizability can be leveraged as a clinical therapy for chronic wounds.

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