PhD Theses

Lei Gan will defend his PhD Thesis on 22 September at 11 am!

The PhD Researcher Lei Gan from the Inorganic Materials & Catalysis Group (LMI) at ICMAB will defend his PhD thesis on Tuesday, 22 September 2020, at 11 am at the ICMAB. The PhD Thesis Defense will be held by videoconference from the ICMAB Meeting Room.  Register here to attend the PhD Thesis defense via Zoom. 

04 September 2020

Design, Synthesis and Applications of V-shaped Polycarboxylate meta–Carborane-Based Metal-Organic Frameworks

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.


  • José Giner, LMI group, ICMAB, CSIC

PhD Committee:

  • President: Daniel Ruiz Molina, Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), Spain
  • Secretary: Ana Eva Platero Prats, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), Spain
  • Vocal: David Fairen Jimenez, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge, UK


Figure: MOFS used as "filter" to separate the butahnol from the ABE (acetone-buthanol-ethanol) mixtures

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