HOW CAN MOFs SAVE THE WORLD?

OMAR BLOGToday we celebrate Omar M. Yaghi, a Jordanian-American chemist, who was born February 9, 1965. He is currently the James and Neeltje Tretter Chair Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. His most recognizable work is in the design and production of new classes of compounds known as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs), and covalent organic frameworks (COFs).

His early accomplishments in the design and synthesis of new materials have been honoured by the Solid State Chemistry Award of the American Chemical Society and Exxon Co. (1998) and the Sacconi Medal of the Italian Chemical Society (1999). His work on hydrogen storage was recognized by Popular Science which listed him among the ‘Brilliant 10’ scientists and engineers in the United States in 2006 and the US Department of Energy Hydrogen Program Award for outstanding contributions to hydrogen storage (2007). He was the sole recipient of the Materials Research Society Medal for pioneering work in the theory, design, synthesis and applications of metal-organic frameworks and received the Newcomb Cleveland Prize of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for the best paper published in Science (2007).

He is the recipient of the American Chemical Society Chemistry of Materials Award (2009). He is the second most cited chemist in the world (2000–2010). In 2015 he was awarded both the King Faisal International Prize in Chemistry and the Mustafa Prize in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.

I have blogged about New material for drug loading. Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have received extensive attention due to their great biological and industrial applications. One of the most important properties of MOFs is their high structure porosity exhibiting high pore volume and high specific surface area.

Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) can be synthesis using both Conventional and Unconventional synthesis. Scientists have used various Agilent Instruments such as UV-Visible, FT-IR, MP-AES, ICP-MS, AAS and LC-MS for the characterization of MOFs.

Due to MOFs high structure porosity and high specific surface area, they are promising host materials for applications in energy (H2/CH4 gas) storage,molecule adsorption and separation,nano particle in-pore assembly,catalysis,drug delivery, ion exchange and several optoelectronic etc.

Agilent’s technologies and instruments can be used in different applications of MOFs.

  • To monitor the quantity of substances (drug, dye, metal and PAH) adsorb; Agilent AAS, FT-IR, GC-MS, ICP-MS, MP-AES and UV-VIS provides a fully integrated analytical system with extremely high sensitivity.
  • To monitor a catalytic reaction; an Agilent 7890B GC/MSD/SYSTEM provides a good product confirmation.
  • To monitor the loading and delivery of drug; an Agilent 1260 infinity II HPLC with a VWD provides a fully integrated analytical system with extremely high sensitivity.
  • To confirm the inclusion of organic solvent(methanol, ethanol, acetone and DMF); Agilent FT-IR and UV-VIS provides a fully monitoring system with extremely high sensitivity.

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