By pushing the frontiers of coordination and covalent chemistry, we aim to discover new functional porous materials. Thus, we are exploring the design, structure and function of MOFs, COFs and MOPs. Many questions arise in this multidisciplinary arena: Can we control the size and shape of crystals of these materials at the nanoscale? Can we create mesoscopic superstructures, and if so, might they result in exciting new properties? Can we devise new synthetic strategies or discover new sorption behavior phenomena? We are tackling these and many other research challenges.

Recent reviews:

New Synthetic Routes towards MOF Production at Scale. Chemical Society Reviews 2017, 46, 3453. [Full text]

Nanoscale metal-organic materials. Chemical Society Reviews 2011, 40, 291. [Full text]

Representative papers:

Self-Assembly of Polyhedral Metal-Organic Framework Particles into Three-Dimensional Ordered Superstructures. Nature Chemistry 2018, 10, 78. [Full text]

Single-Crystal-to-Single-Crystal Post-Synthetic Modification of a Metal-Organic Framework via Ozonolysis. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2018, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b12913. [Full text]

A spray-drying strategy for the synthesis of nanoscale metal-organic frameworks and their assembly into hollow superstructures. Nature Chemistry 2013, 5, 203. [Full text]

Post-synthetic anisotropic wet-chemical etching of colloidal sodalite ZIF crystals. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2015, 54, 14417. [Full text]

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