Advanced in-situ experiments on Metal Organic Frameworks

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Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) are crystalline hybrid materials created from both organic and inorganic molecules by molecular self-assembly. Due to their porous structure, MOFs have an extraordinarily large internal surface area that gives rise to many interesting properties, for example, improved selectivity, higher loading capabilities and robustness in catalytic reactions.

Consequently, it becomes particularly important to be able to characterize structurally those materials in order to better understand and improve their capabilities. The most commonly used form of MOF is powder form. Consequently, powder X-ray diffraction is the most commonly used technique to assess sample purity and crystallinity.

In this contribution, we aim to go beyond the regular phase identification of MOFs using advanced X-ray powder diffraction techniques to be able to assess their structural characterization including in-situ experiments and location of guest molecules. Join us as we explore the capabilities of laboratory X-ray instrumentation that can assist you to identify and sustain robust MOF structures.

Other related webinars: 

- Webinar 1: Introduction to powder XRD. More info

- Webinar 2: XRD Phase quantification: step-by-step tutorial. More info

- Webinar 3: Transmission vs reflection measurements: practical tips on when to use which. More info

- Webinar 4: Going beyond phase ID, how to conduct in-situ XRD on MOFs


Dr Gwilherm Nénert - Application Specialist, X-ray Diffraction

Dr Gwilherm Nénert is an Application Specialist within our supply center in the Netherlands. His areas of expertise are in advanced crystallography, Rietveld Refinement, and PDF. Dr Nénert’s is part of the Application Competence Center, X-ray diffraction division. In his role, he provides application support to customers in terms of recommending the type of instrumentation and experimental techniques according to their research. This includes also conducting tests on customer samples, testing new equipment, training customers and sharing his research or Malvern Panalytical research applications at events.

Prior to joining Malvern Panalytical in 2013, Dr Nénert worked at the neutron research center as beamline scientist, the Institut Laue Langevin, France. There, he developed expertise in crystallography and Rietveld refinement on a broad range of inorganic materials. He studied solid state chemistry in Rennes (France), before starting his PhD on the interplay between structure and properties of transition metal oxides and in particular to multiferroics in Groningen (The Netherlands). 

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Who should attend?

  • Anyone interested in XRPD and MOF's.
  • Anyone within the Metal Organic Framework industry.
  • Anyone interested in expanding their XRD applications to learn about advanced experiments involving in-situ measurements

What will you learn?

  • More about XRD analysis with relation to MOF's, going beyond phase identification
  • How to perform these in-situ experiments
  • Practical considerations