Student working on a research project.

Synthesis Of Chiral Metal Organic Frameworks

Metal Organic Frameworks (MOF), a rapidly growing class of porous materials, have been
extensively studied for their remarkable ability to store or exchange chemical species. MOFs
have received considerable attention as they are important materials for a wide variety of
applications including gas storage and catalysis. This research project will involve the synthesis of chiral bifunctional ligands using amino acids. The ligands will then be used to create chiral metal-organic frameworks. A qualified applicant will possess a basic understanding of chemical synthesis and be interested in learning a variety of instrumentation used to characterize these materials including absorption spectroscopy, NMR, and X-ray diffraction.

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Chemistry, Materials Science
Student Skill-Set Needed: work independently, basic chemical synthesis, computer skills (word, excel, powerpoint)
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer
Available: Fall, Spring, Summer


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Jason Benedict
Title: Associate Professor
Department: Chemistry
Office: 771 Natural Sciences Complex
Phone: 7166454276