Faculty Advisor

Clark, William M.

Faculty Advisor

MacDonald, John C.

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2015

Major

Chemistry

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

Advisor Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

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