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Porous Metal-Adeninate Crystalline Materials: Design, Synthesis and Emerging Properties

An, Jihyun (2011) Porous Metal-Adeninate Crystalline Materials: Design, Synthesis and Emerging Properties. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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The research is aimed at designing and synthesizing porous biomolecule-based materialsfor potential environmental and biological applications. We developed synthetic methods tocontrol the coordination chemistry between adenine and metal ions with the aim of organizingadenine into structurally well-defined porous materials. As a result, several interesting metaladeninate frameworks, based on various metal-adeninate coordination modes, have beensynthesized and characterized. They exhibit not only interesting structures but also uniquephysical properties.The research has shown that adenine is a versatile biomolecular ligand for theconstruction and design of crystalline supramolecular and extended porous solid-state materialsincluding MOFs. Metal-adeninate materials can be permanently porous and can selectivelyadsorb and store various gas molecules. Anionic-MOFs can be used as materials for gas sorption,drug storage and release, and the sensitization of lanthanides by tuning the functionality and poremetrics of anionic-MOFs via cation exchange. Finally, a new strategy to design and constructmesoporous MOFs with unprecedented pore volumes from metal-adeninate secondary buildingunits (SBUs) has also been discovered.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Date: 28 January 2011
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 31 August 2010
Approval Date: 28 January 2011
Submission Date: 19 November 2010
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Chemistry
Degree: PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: metal-organic framework; coordination polymer; adenine
Other ID: etd-11192010-190333
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2012 21:43
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:55


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