Freitag, 24. Mrz 2017, 14:00 - 15:30 iCal

Dr. Jia Min Chin / University of Hull

"Mixing Work and Play - Metal-Organic Framework Functionalized Materials and Beyond"

Hörsaal 4 der Fakultät für Chemie
Währinger Straße 42, 1090 Wien


This talk addresses some of my group’s research highlights on MOFs and other functional materials, whereby we take a quirky, curiosity-driven approach to structure and derive novel applications for MOF materials, dry liquids and polymer films. I will discuss coordination modulation of MOFs to tune crystal morphology so as to produce micro and nanoparticles as well as strategies to produce MOF grass, microflower and micro-mushroom structures for imparting omniphobicity to a surface. I will also explore ways to hierarchically structure MOF composites, and to create non-close-packed pore arrays in a one-step manner. Fabrication of complex microstructures for surface functionalization often requires lithographic techniques and specialized equipment. My group has shown that by exploiting interfacial chemistry, simple bench-top techniques can create typically difficult-to-access microstructures, and show that this approach is applicable to a variety of materials.


References: [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. [5] J. E.; Goh, G. T. W.; Huang, S.; Reithofer, M. R.; Thong, A. Z. and Chin, J. M.* "Non-Close-Packed Breath Figures via Ion-Partitioning-Mediated Self-Assembly", Langmuir, Article ASAP, DOI: 10.1021/la504656j [6] Yang, J.; Tan, H. Y.; Low, Q. X.; Binks, B. P.* and Chin, J. M.* "Capture by Dry Alkanolamines and an Efficient Microwave Regeneration Process", J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, 3, 6440


Fakultät für Chemie, Institut für Anorganische Chemie


Brigitte Schwarz
Fakultät für Chemie der Universität Wien