Posted in News & Press     |     May 07th 2020

Hiden Isochema proud to sponsor RSC seminars

Hiden Isochema is delighted to sponsor the RSC Porous Materials Interest Group seminar series. 

The first seminar will be delivered by Prof Neil Champness, School of Chemistry, University of Nottingham, UK.

Tuesday 12th May, 9am BST
Employing Metal-Organic Frameworks to Study Reaction Processes

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Prof Neil Champness
Prof Neil Champness

Employing Metal-Organic Frameworks to Study Reaction Processes

Non-covalent directional intermolecular interactions provide a pre-determined recognition pathway which has been widely exploited in supramolecular chemistry to form functional nanostructures. Our results using coordination bonds to enable the directed assembly of extended nanostructures, including coordination polymers and metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) will be presented.

In particular, the lecture will focus on the use of MOFs to support tethered metal complexes[1] and to study reaction processes at those complexes. Examples will include how the host MOF modifies the behaviour of tethered photoactive species[2,3,4] and the use of MOFs to study cycloaddition and isomerisation reactions.[5,6]

The lecture will seek to illustrate how the crystalline nature of the framework is important in facilitating structural characterisation and how the porosity of the MOF influences reaction processes.

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