Faculty Advisor

MacDonald, John C.

Abstract

Trapping of guests within MOF-5 was investigated by reacting solutions containing MOF particles and guest compound with zinc nitrate and triphenylacetic acid (trapping agent), then monitoring desorption of the guest from the resulting loaded, sealed MOF. This research demonstrated coating the surface of loaded MOF particles with a bulky, sterically-demanding monocarboxylic acid is a highly effective approach for trapping guests within MOFs.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2015

Major

Chemistry

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

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