22 September

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

Tuesday 22 September 2020, 11:00am


ICMAB PhD Thesis

by Lei Gan, Inorganic Materials & Catalysis Group (LMI)  

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.

Supervisors: José Giner, LMI group, ICMAB, CSIC