Clark, William M.
MacDonald, John C.
Porous metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) consisting of crystalline coordination polymers are of interest as porous host materials for molecular sorption. We synthesized porous MOFs that incorporate photosensitizers in the MOF backbone to develop highly sorbent materials that generate singlet oxygen in order to oxidatively decompose adsorbed organic guest molecules. This project also investigated a method to detect formation of singlet oxygen. Ultimately, these materials will be used for applications involving environmental remediation and treatment of contaminated water sources.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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Chemistry and Biochemistry