|초청강사||Prof. Dan Zhao|
|소속||Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering National University of Singapore|
|일시||2021년 11월 18일(목) 오후 5:00|
Flexible Metal-Organic Frameworks for Gas Storage and Separation
The recent decade has witnessed the booming development of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). Unlike their conventional counterparts (e.g., silica, activated carbon, zeolite), MOFs have crystalline structures, uniform yet tunable pore size, and versatile chemical compositions suitable as adsorbent materials and membrane materials for storage and separation applications. In this talk, I will introduce our group’s recent studies on the application of flexible MOFs for gas storage and separation. We have synthesized a series of flexible and stable MIL-53(Al) type MOFs, whose breathing behavior under high pressures of CH4 can be controlled by the systematic installation of hydrogen bonding sites into the frameworks. Such control has been fine-tuned to induce high deliverable capacities of CH4 in MOFs by changing pressure, temperature, density, and even synthetic conditions. We have also fabricated ultrathin 2D MOF membranes using exfoliated MOF nanosheets. Because of the flexibility of the MOF nanosheets, those membranes exhibit responsive gas separation behaviors under the stimuli of temperature or pressure, paving the way for the rational design of smart membranes for H2 purification and CO2 capture.