by Lei Gan, Inorganic Materials & Catalysis Group (LMI)
Date: Tuesday, 22 September 2020
Time: 11 am
Venue: ICMAB - Meeting Room (VIDEOCONFERENCE). Register here to attend the PhD Thesis defense via Zoom.
Abstract: In this thesis, we present a study on the design and synthesis of V-shaped polycarboxylate meta–carborane-based linkers and the exploration of their resulting metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) with Cu or Zr clusters. These carborane-based MOFs show some properties such as extraordinary hydrolytic stability, as a result of the high hydrophobicity of the carborane moieties. Based on these properties, the first reported three-dimensional polycarboxylate meta–carborane-based MOFs exhibit good gas, liquid separation and capture of toxic phosphorous compound.
Figure: MOFS used as "filter" to separate the butahnol from the ABE (acetone-buthanol-ethanol) mixtures