PhD Theses

PhD Thesis Defense by Fangchang Tan on 16 September 2019 at 11 am

The PhD Researcher Fangchang Tan from the Inorganic Materials and Catalysis Laboratory at ICMAB will defend her PhD thesis on Monday, 16 September 2019, at 11 am at the ICN2. 

28 August 2019

Carborane bis-pyridylalcohols as Globular and Flexible Linkers for Coordination Polymers: From Bulk Crystals to 2D Ultrathin Nanosheets

by Fangchang Tan, Inorganic Materials and Catalysis Laboratory, ICMAB-CSIC

Date: Monday, 16 September 2019
Time: 11 am
Venue: Seminar Room ICN2


The present thesis has been devoted to the synthesis of a series of novel carborane-based Coordination Polymers (CPs) or Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) incorporating also polycarboxylate ligands and various metals. These obtained carborane-based MOFs exhibited various architectures including 2D and 3D structures, some of them porous. One of the structures possesses large solvent accessible channels and shows a crystal sponge behavior. A reversible single-crystal to single-crystal transformation of this carborane based MOF is also introduced. Motivated by the observed weak interactions between layers in the 2D materials, the first high-aspect ratio carborane-based Metal Organic Nanosheets (MONs) were produced via exfoliation of 2D bulk crystals using top-down method..


  • José Giner Planas, ICMAB-CSIC

PhD Committee:

  • President: Núria Aliaga Alcalde, ICMAB-CSIC
  • Secretary: Eva Carolina Sañudo Zotes, Universitat de Barcelona
  • Vocal:  Guillermo Minguez Espallargas, Universidad de Valencia
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