Events

September 18, 2019

iCeMS Kitagawa Group Seminar: Dr Omar K. Farha

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This notice is to inform you of an upcoming seminar, all researchers are welcomed to attend. No registration is required.

Dr Omar K. Farha
https://sites.northwestern.edu/omarkfarha/
Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, United States

Smart programmable sponges from basic research to commercialization
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. Additionally, commercialization of Metal–Organic Frameworks will be discussed as well.

Date/Time
Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 16:00-18:00
Venue
2nd floor Seminar Room (#A207), iCeMS Main Building (#77), Kyoto University
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Language
English
Registration
Not required
Host and contact
Ken-ichi Otake, Kyoto University, iCeMS
E-mail: ootake.kenichi.8a [at] kyoto-u.ac.jp