Modulation of adsorptive and catalytic properties of metal organic frameworks by deliberate introduction of defects


Event details

Date 02.11.2017
Hour 10:3011:30
Speaker Prof. Jorge A. R. Navarro, Departamento de Química Inorgánica, Universidad de Granada, Spain
Bio: Jorge Navarro has been Full Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Granada since 2010. His research is focused on the synthesis and applications of discrete and extended polygonal coordination assemblies with molecular recognition properties suitable for applications on the fields of environmental and biomedical chemistry.

He is the author of roughly 75 publications and the quality of his research has been distinguished by the Excellence Research Award of the University of Granada (2002, 2009) and the RSEQ-Sigma-Aldrich Young Researcher Award (2006).  He is also a member of the editorial board of ICA Journal.
Category Conferences - Seminars
ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series

Metal organic frameworks have blossomed as an amazing class of easily engineered crystalline porous materials with properties overcoming, in some aspects, those of classical adsorbents and catalysts. The wise introduction of functional groups into the pore structure can be used to further improve the properties of these materials. In this regard, one of the features that determine the adsorptive and catalytic properties of a porous materials is the presence of defects in the pore surface.1
In this seminar, I will give a critical overview of some topics that have been addressed in our research group and the knowhow that we have achieved on ion conductivity2, catalytic3 and gas separation4,5 properties of MOFs by means of the wise control of pore functionalization and deliberate introduction of defects. Examples of the utility of these materials for air purification purposes, namely, capture and degradation of environmentally relevant (CO2, SO2, NO, NH3) and toxic gases (CWAs) will be given.

[1] Fang, Z. et al,  Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 7234.
[2] C. Montoro et al.  Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 1646
[3] E. López-Maya, et al. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 6790
[4] L. M. Rodríguez-Albelo et al. Nature Commun, 2017, DOI:10.1038/ncomms15171.
[5] E. Barea, C. Montoro, J. A. R. Navarro, Chem. Soc. Rev. 2014, 43, 5419.