Presentation Title

Novel 3D-Microporous Materials : Introducing Diboraanthracene (DBA) into a Metal-Organic Framework (MOF)

Faculty Mentor

Hill Harman

Start Date

18-11-2017 10:00 AM

End Date

18-11-2017 11:00 AM

Location

BSC-Ursa Minor 130

Session

Poster 1

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

physical_mathematical_sciences

Abstract

Given the ever-increasing global energy demand and the detrimental effects of excess CO2 on the environment, renewable liquid fuels are being targeted as a promising strategy for scalable carbon-neutral energy production. This approach hinges upon the ability to efficiently capture combustion exhaust, i.e. CO2, as well as cleanly convert it to liquid fuels for re-introduction into the energy cycle. To address the issues of CO2 capture, one prominent technology scientists are employing are extended metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), which feature tunable pore-sizes, adjustable internal surface properties, and high surface areas. In order to convert CO2 back into liquid fuels, electrocatalysts capable of multi-electron transfer processes are required. One intriguing avenue in this regard has centered upon molecular platforms based on carbon and other 2p elements that attain redox activity via extended conjugation. In this domain, 9,10-diboraanthracene has been shown to undergo reactions with small molecules of interest such as CO2, H2 and C2H4 as well as exhibit reversible two-electron redox chemistry at mild potentials. We are currently exploring the possibility of assembling a metal-organic framework featuring a novel diboraanthracene based organic linker to achieve the aforementioned goals.

Keywords: metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), diboraanthracene, redox, liquid fuels

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Novel 3D-Microporous Materials : Introducing Diboraanthracene (DBA) into a Metal-Organic Framework (MOF)

BSC-Ursa Minor 130

Given the ever-increasing global energy demand and the detrimental effects of excess CO2 on the environment, renewable liquid fuels are being targeted as a promising strategy for scalable carbon-neutral energy production. This approach hinges upon the ability to efficiently capture combustion exhaust, i.e. CO2, as well as cleanly convert it to liquid fuels for re-introduction into the energy cycle. To address the issues of CO2 capture, one prominent technology scientists are employing are extended metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), which feature tunable pore-sizes, adjustable internal surface properties, and high surface areas. In order to convert CO2 back into liquid fuels, electrocatalysts capable of multi-electron transfer processes are required. One intriguing avenue in this regard has centered upon molecular platforms based on carbon and other 2p elements that attain redox activity via extended conjugation. In this domain, 9,10-diboraanthracene has been shown to undergo reactions with small molecules of interest such as CO2, H2 and C2H4 as well as exhibit reversible two-electron redox chemistry at mild potentials. We are currently exploring the possibility of assembling a metal-organic framework featuring a novel diboraanthracene based organic linker to achieve the aforementioned goals.

Keywords: metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), diboraanthracene, redox, liquid fuels