We report a detailed study of the decomposition of a nerve-agent simulant on metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) using advanced synchrotron-based methods. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 599−602Full Publication
The decomposition of Sarin has been elucidated on Zr-based UiO-66 and MOF-808 metal organic frameworks (MOFs) using electronic structure calculations. J. Phys. Chem. C 2016, 120, 29312−29323Full Publication
Ambient pressure in situ synchrotron-based spectroscopic techniques have been correlated to illuminate atomic-level details of bond breaking and formation during the hydrolysis of a CWA simulant over a polyoxometalate catalyst. Scientific Reports | 7: 773Full Publication
Hydrocarbon diffusion and binding within porous molecular networks are critical to catalysis, separations, and purification technologies. Fundamental insight into butane uptake and mobility within MOFs, has been gained through in situ infrared spectroscopy. J. Phys. Chem. C 2017.Full Publication
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