Construction and applications of mesoporous MOFs
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have a very broad applications in gas adsorption/separation, catalysis and energy storage. Its pore size and pore opening are two important structural features that affect the properties of these crystalline nanoporous materials. The size of pore opening determines the size of the guest molecules which can enter the pore, and the pore size determines the number of guest molecules. Therefore, precise control of pore size and pore opening has always been the key in controllable design synthesis of MOFs. Here, we will introduce several synthetic methods and design concepts in mesoporous MOFs, including the iso-reticular method and the newly discovered multi-component construction method. In addition, we will also provide some mesoporous MOF applications in catalysis, separation and biomolecules loading.
Bio : Hexiang Deng is a professor in the college of chemistry and molecular sciences at the Wuhan University. He obtained the bachelor's degree from Fudan University in 2007 and Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the UCLA in 2011. From 2012 to 2013, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at UCLA and the UC Berkeley, Lawrence National Laboratory (LBNL).