Structural versatility of Metal-organic frameworks: Synthesis and Characterization

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Title:
Structural versatility of Metal-organic frameworks: Synthesis and Characterization
Authors:
Alsadun, Norah S. ( 0000-0002-8841-6056 )
Abstract:
Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs), an emerging class of porous crystalline materials, have shown promising properties for diverse applications such as catalysis, gas storage and separation. The high degree of tunability of MOFs vs other solid materials enable the assembly of advanced materials with fascinating properties for specific applications. Nevertheless, the precise control in the construction of MOFs at the molecular level remains challenging. Particularly, the formation of pre-targeted multi-nuclear Molecular Building Block (MBB) precursors to unveil materials with targeted structural characteristics is captivating. The aim of my master project in the continuous quest of the group of Prof. Eddaoudi in exploring different synthetic pathways to control the assembly of Rare Earth (RE) based MOF. After giving a general overview about MOFs, I will discuss in this thesis the results of my work on the use of tri-topic oriented organic carboxylate building units with the aim to explore the assembly/construction of new porous RE based MOFs. In chapter 2 will discuss the assembly of 3-c linkers with RE metals was then evaluated based on symmetry and angularity of the three connected linkers. The focus of chapter 3 is cerium based MOFs and heterometallic system, based on 3-c ligands with different length and symmetry. Overall, the incompatibility of 3-c ligands with the 12-c cuo MBB did not allow to any formation of higher neuclearity (˃6), but it has resulted in affecting the connectivity of the cluster.
Advisors:
Eddaoudi, Mohamed ( 0000-0003-1916-9837 )
Committee Member:
Costa, Pedro M. ( 0000-0002-1993-6701 ) ; Blemokhout, Youseff
KAUST Department:
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
Program:
Chemical Sciences
Issue Date:
May-2017
Type:
Thesis
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dc.contributor.advisorEddaoudi, Mohameden
dc.contributor.authorAlsadun, Norah S.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-10T08:38:05Z-
dc.date.available2017-05-10T08:38:05Z-
dc.date.issued2017-05-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/623464-
dc.description.abstractMetal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs), an emerging class of porous crystalline materials, have shown promising properties for diverse applications such as catalysis, gas storage and separation. The high degree of tunability of MOFs vs other solid materials enable the assembly of advanced materials with fascinating properties for specific applications. Nevertheless, the precise control in the construction of MOFs at the molecular level remains challenging. Particularly, the formation of pre-targeted multi-nuclear Molecular Building Block (MBB) precursors to unveil materials with targeted structural characteristics is captivating. The aim of my master project in the continuous quest of the group of Prof. Eddaoudi in exploring different synthetic pathways to control the assembly of Rare Earth (RE) based MOF. After giving a general overview about MOFs, I will discuss in this thesis the results of my work on the use of tri-topic oriented organic carboxylate building units with the aim to explore the assembly/construction of new porous RE based MOFs. In chapter 2 will discuss the assembly of 3-c linkers with RE metals was then evaluated based on symmetry and angularity of the three connected linkers. The focus of chapter 3 is cerium based MOFs and heterometallic system, based on 3-c ligands with different length and symmetry. Overall, the incompatibility of 3-c ligands with the 12-c cuo MBB did not allow to any formation of higher neuclearity (˃6), but it has resulted in affecting the connectivity of the cluster.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectMetal organicen
dc.subjectFrameworken
dc.subjectTopologyen
dc.titleStructural versatility of Metal-organic frameworks: Synthesis and Characterizationen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
thesis.degree.grantorKing Abdullah University of Science and Technologyen_GB
dc.contributor.committeememberCosta, Pedro M.en
dc.contributor.committeememberBlemokhout, Youseffen
thesis.degree.disciplineChemical Sciencesen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
dc.person.id132618en
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