Dr Jia Min Chin, University of Hull

Mixing Work and Play - Metal-Organic Framework Functionalized Materials and Beyond
When Jun 01, 2015
from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
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This talk addresses some of the work by my group on MOF and other types of colloidal materials, whereby we take a quirky, tongue-in-cheek approach to Chemistry. The coordination modulation of MOFs to tune crystal morphology so as to produce micro and nanoparticles will be discussed. Use of this strategy to produce MOF grass, microflower and micro-mushroom structures for imparting omniphobicity to a surface will also be examined.  Fabrication of microstructures for surface functionalization often requires lithographic techniques and specialized equipment. We report instead a simple strategy for the synthesis of microstructured surfaces via metal−organic framework (MOF) self-assembly. Expansion of our work into MOF composites, and dry liquids will also be touched upon.


[1] Tan, T.T. Y.; Cham, J. T. M.; Reithofer, M. R.; Hor, T. S. A.*; Chin, J. M.* "Motorized Janus metal organic framework crystals", Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 15175

[2] Tan, T. T. Y.; Reithofer, M. R.; Chen, E. Y.; Menon, A. G.; Hor, T. S. A.; Xu, J.*; Chin, J. M.* “Tuning Omniphobicity via Morphological Control of Metal-Organic Framework Functionalized Surfaces”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 16272.

[3] Chin, J. M.*; Reithofer, M. R.; Tan, T. Y. T.; Menon, A. G.; Chen, E. Y.; Chow, C. A.;  Hor, T. S. A.; Xu, J.* “Supergluing MOF Liquid Marbles” Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 493.

[4] Chin, J. M.; Chen, E. Y.; Menon, A. G.; Tan, H. Y.; Hor, T. S. A.; Schreyer, M. K.*; Xu, J.* “Tuning the aspect ratio of NH2-MIL-53(Al) microneedles and nanorods via coordination modulation” CrystEngComm, 2013, 15, 654.