Our Journey of Exploring Multifunctional Metal-Organic Framework Materials through Global Collaboration
Prof. Dr. Banglin Chen
University of Texas at San Antonio
Department of Chemistry
Discoveries of novel multifunctional materials have played very important roles to the development of science and technologies and thus to benefit our daily life. Among the diverse materials, metal–organic framework (MOF) materials are rapidly emerging as a unique type of porous and organic/inorganic hybrid materials which can be simply self-assembled from their corresponding inorganic metal ions/clusters with organic linkers and can be straightforwardly characterized by various analytical methods. They exhibit great potentials for a broad range of applications in gas storage, gas separations, enantioselective separations, photonics, chemical sensing, heterogeneous catalysis, proton conductivity, membrane separations and drug delivery. In this talk, I will highlight our efforts and progress on exploring multifunctional metal-organic frameworks through global collaboration.