Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have shown promise as an efficient platform in various applications especially in the field of heterogeneous catalysis. The inherent properties of MOFs such as high surface area and porosity, thermal and chemical stability while remaining as a highly crystalline solid with molecular precision tunability allow us to perform many fundamental studies to resolve structural-property relationship in the application in heterogeneous catalysis. In this thesis, we discussed the atomic-level engineering approach to design MOFs to be an active catalyst for application in visible light photocatalysis and using MOFs as a host to stabilize monodisperse ultrafine nanoclusters. The high crystallinity of the MOF further provides a uniform local chemical environment that allows us to resolve the structure to various advance spectroscopy techniques such as in-situ X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS), diffuse reflectance infrared Fourier-transform spectroscopy (DRIFTS), and solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (ssNMR) spectroscopy
Tian Wei Goh
Goh, Tian Wei, "Atomic-level engineering and in-situ spectroscopy studies of metal-organic frameworks in heterogeneous catalysis" (2019). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 17193.