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Title: Pyrene based Metal Organic Frameworks
Author: Mangnall, T. I.
ISNI:       0000 0004 6058 7245
Awarding Body: University of Liverpool
Current Institution: University of Liverpool
Date of Award: 2016
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Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) are a type of multifunctional porous material. Comprised of metal centres or metal clusters known as Secondary Building Units (SBUs) linked together into an extended 1, 2 or 3 dimensional structure by bridging organic ligands coordinated to the metal SBUs. MOFs offer the opportunity to customise the pore size and chemical functionality of the fra mework. The degree of customisation possible from the wide array of different metal clusters and organic ligands MOFs have been proposed for many applications such as gas storage, separation, catalysis, photocatalysis, sensing and drug delivery. In this thesis the synthesis and characterisation of pyrene based MOFs is presented and the hydrogen evolution photocatalytic applications are tested. This thesis contains details on three different MOFs. Firstly a new aluminium pyrene MOF which was characterised and tested for photocatalysis and CO 2 and CH 4 storage applications; which also had platinum nanoparticles successfully incorporated within the pores. Secondly a very recently reported zirconium pyrene MOF was made, had its photocatalytic applications exp lored for the first time and had platinum deposited within the pores. Thirdly a new Europium Pyrene MOF was developed using high throughput techniques and its new structure was calculated from single crystal XRD.
Supervisor: Rosseinsky, M. J. Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral