Speaker: Dr. Thomas Devic (Institut Lavoisier, FR)
Porous Coordination Polymers (PCPs) or Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) have emerged in the last decades as a new class of promising porous materials. These crystalline hybrid solids are built-up from inorganic entities (isolated cations, molecular clusters, chains, layers) connected through polytopic ligands (typically poly-carboxylates, azolates...) to define cavities of various size and shape. As a consequence, these compounds appear promising in various fields of application, ranging from gas capture and storage to controlled drug release. Compared to their purely inorganic counterparts (zeolites), these solids exhibit a wider variety of composition, allowing the systematic modulation of their structures, pore sizes and shapes, as well as properties. Through selected examples, this talk aims at showing how the use of both synthetic or naturally occurring functional organic ligands, allows modulating the sorption properties of these materials, as their as their optical features, or even their chemical stability.
Dr. Thomas Devic
Auditorium, IMDEA Energy Institute