From Prediction to Practice - Postsynthetic Modification of MOFs

Seminar/Forum

From Prediction to Practice - Postsynthetic Modification of MOFs

MUCS Meeting #1064. The Don Stranks Memorial Lecture for 2018. Over 25 years ago Prof. Richard Robson predicted and postulated the postsynthetic modification of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) when he wrote, "Relatively unimpeded migration of species throughout the lattice may allow chemical functionalization of the rods subsequent to the construction of the framework.” This talk will illustrate how Prof. Robson’s vision of MOFs being modified and functionalized has become a vibrant field of active chemical research. Results from the last 10 years in our laboratory will be highlighted, showing our contributions to making this vision a reality, turning MOFs from simply porous materials, into active catalysts and even micromotors.

Presenter

  • Professor Seth Cohen
    Professor Seth Cohen, University of California, San Diego