Programmable Smart Bio-Inspired Sponges

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series

Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

Je, le 28.02.2019, 16:00 - 17:00

Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) are an emerging class of solid-state materials built up from metal-based nodes and organic linkers. They exhibit permanent porosity and unprecedented surface areas which can be readily tuned through coordination chemistry at the inorganic node and/or organic chemistry at the linkers. The high porosities, tunability, and stability are highly attractive in the context of catalysis. As exemplified by many catalytic enzyme assemblies in nature, site-isolation is a powerful strategy for performing catalytic reactions. MOFs provide an exciting platform for deploying catalysts in a site-isolated fashion and the cavities surrounding them can be engineered to conceptually mimic enzymes. This talk will address new advances in the synthesis and catalytic activity of MOF/Enzyme composite materials developed at Northwestern University.

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  • Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, USA
    Omar K. Farha



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Type d'événement: Conférence

Public cible: Professionnel

Lieu de l'événement

EPFL Valais Wallis - Salle de Conférence : Zeuzier

EPFL Valais Wallis
Rue de l'Industrie 17
Case postale 440
1951 Sion
Téléphone +41 (0) 21 695 82 00

Situation géographique: Plaine


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