23 September

Rational design and synthesis of water stable Metal Organic Frameworks using meta carborane based bidentate ligands and their singularity driven applications

Friday 23 September 2022, 11:00am

C1/070-1, Sala de Graus, Facultat de Ciències, UAB

ICMAB PhD Thesis Defense

PhD: Zhen Li, from the Inorganic Materials & Catalysis (LMI) Group at ICMAB-CSIC

Abstract: In this thesis, we have dedicated major efforts to rationally design and synthesize meta-carborane based ligands to construct a series of functional MOFs and further explore their property determined applications. Except for their excellent water stability, these carborane based MOFs displayed distinct properties, such as improved electric conductivity for MOF/PPy hybrid, sufficient open metal sites in a Cu-MOF, efficient carborane driven “antenna effect” in lanthanide-based MOFs and the inherited magnetism from Gd3+ in a Gd-MOF. In terms of these properties, several potential singularity driven applications have been proposed for each of materials. Good performances in energy storage, catalytic activity, luminescent behavior, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have been observed. The present study represents an example to further increase the diversity of m-carborane based ligands and the corresponding MOFs as well as expand their prospective applications.

Supervisor: Jose Giner Planas, LMI group, ICMAB-CSIC