Graduation Year

2010

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree

Ph.D.

Degree Granting Department

Chemistry

Major Professor

Mohamed Eddaoudi, Ph.D.

Co-Major Professor

Randy W. Larsen, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Michael J. Zaworotko, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Roman Manetsch, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Edwin Rivera, Ph.D.

Keywords

Self-assembly, coordination polymers, supermolecular building blocks, catalysis, hydrogen storage, metal−organic cubes

Abstract

The modular nature of metal−organic materials allows for tuning their properties to meet a specific application through careful design of the molecular precursors, i.e. information encoding at the molecular level. Research in this area is highly interdisciplinary where synthetic organic chemistry, in silico modeling, and various analytical techniques merge together to afford better understanding of the basic science involved and eventually to result in enhanced control over the properties of targeted materials.

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