Design, Synthesis, and Applications of New Metal-Organic Frameworks
Project Description
The project aims at the design and synthesis of new connecting ligands for fabricating functional metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and their application exploration. The skills of organic synthesis, inorganic synthesis, and characterization of materials will be trained.
QUAN, Yangjian
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Applicant's Roles
The applicant will first work with a senior researcher to learn basic skills, including the synthesis and purification of bridging ligands, preparation and characterization of MOFs, and reaction setup of energy-related transformations. Afterwards, the applicant will be trained to complete the preparation of a target ligand or MOF independently, and to analyze the results.
Applicant's Learning Objectives
1. To learn transition metal catalyzed cross-coupling reactions for ligand synthesis
2. To prepare MOFs based on the newly prepared ligands
3. To characterize the MOFs for understanding the properties
4. To explore the potential applications of MOFs
Complexity of the project