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Chemistry Seminar - Tuning Properties of 2D Conductive Metal-Organic Frameworks from Molecular Approaches

Friday, March 31 at 3:30pm to 5:00pm

SCI 1.210


2D electrically conductive metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have broadened the scope of their applications, ranging from electrochemical energy storage to electronic devices. To rationally design these materials, it is crucial to understand d-p hybridization in metal d orbitals and ligand p orbitals. However, limited building block motifs and lack of chemical functionality in most reported 2D conductive MOFs have hindered a deeper understanding of this exciting class of MOFs. In this talk, I will discuss our recent efforts to diversify the structures and properties of conductive MOFs via manipulating d-p conjugation. First, I will present a post-synthetic methodology in which we transformed a 2D conductive MOF into a 3D framework by pillar-ligand insertion. This dimensional augmentation increased ion accessibility to the internal pores, improving gravimetric capacitance up to double. Next, I will show a strategy where we utilize the weak binding ligands at the metal node for functionalizing the MOF to transport both protons and electrons in a single platform. Lastly, a new conducting MOF employing a macrocyclic linker with an intrinsic pocket will be discussed. The resulting MOF exploits the alkyne functionality in the macrocyclic linker to host guest metal species. The strategies herein showcase our methodologies for tuning the structure and properties of 2D conjugated MOFs for tailored functions.

Persons with disabilities may submit a request for accommodations to participate in this event at UT Dallas' ADA website. You may also call (972) 883-5331 for assistance or send an email to All requests should be received no later than 10 business days prior to the event.

Event Type

Lectures & Workshops

Target Audience

Faculty & Staff, Graduate Students, International Students




Natural Sciences & Mathematics


Contact Information
Filippo Romiti
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