Date recorded: September 29 2020

Metal Organic Frameworks (MOF’s) are crystalline hybrid materials created from both organic and inorganic molecules by molecular self-assembly. Due to their porous structure, MOF’s 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.

for computer screen.jpg MOF cage-like structures have opened the door to numerous applications in many fields that exploit the unique architecture of the crystalline structures in these materials. Applications such as gas storage and separation, liquid separation and purification, electrochemical energy storage, catalysis, sensing devices and drug delivery are just a few of the application areas that utilize MOF’s.

Reproducibility and stability of MOF structures are critical to the properties that are required for these materials to maintain their robust performance. In this presentation we will show a variety of example MOF applications and review some key characterization methods such as X-ray diffraction, static and dynamic light scattering, zeta potential and image analysis.
Join us as we explore some methods that can assist you to identify and sustain robust MOF structures.