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Design, Synthesis and Characterization of Porous Materials made from Nucleobases and Metals

An, Jihyun (2008) Design, Synthesis and Characterization of Porous Materials made from Nucleobases and Metals. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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This research is aimed at designing and synthesizing porous biomolecule-based materials for biological applications, such as a drug delivery. As a first step in this direction, developing a rational synthetic method to control the coordination chemistry between nucleobases and metal ions with the aim of organizing nucleobases into structurally well-defined porous materials has been studied. As a result, several interesting frameworks have been synthesized and characterized so far. They exhibit not only interesting structures but also unique physical properties.Interestingly, many of the adenine binding motifs are somewhat analogous to various carboxylate motifs which have been extensively used in MOF chemistry, suggesting that adenine could be a very versatile molecule for the construction and design of new MOFs. Furthermore, the successful synthesis of a porous material with adenine is very significant because it proves that porous material with bio-molecules can be rationally designed and synthesized for target applications.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
An, Jihyunjia11@pitt.eduJIA11
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairRosi, Nathanielnrosi@pitt.eduNROSI
Committee MemberPetoud, Stéphanspetoud@pitt.eduSPETOUD
Committee MemberChapman, Tobytchapman@pitt.eduTCHAPMAN
Date: 7 November 2008
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 22 April 2008
Approval Date: 7 November 2008
Submission Date: 5 August 2008
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: MS - Master of Science
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adenine; MOFs
Other ID:, etd-08052008-163056
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:57
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:48


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