Synthesis of MOFs by High-throughput De Novo Approach


Recently, new classes of molecularly designed crystalline porous solids have been emerged as potential materials for gas separation and storage purposes. These solid sorbents include metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) with subclass of zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs), and covalent organic frameworks (COFs). MOFs are generally synthesized by de novo approach in which a transition metal salt and an organic linker are solvothermally reacted and form the MOF.

Completion Objectives:

The students will (1) learn the basics of coordination reactions; (2) learn basics of lab works; (3) perform the synthesis reactions; (4) vary the reaction parameters and evaluate the effect of the variations.

Faculty Advisor:


Required Competencies

CHME 361, Required NMSU safety training course.

Student Researcher:

  • Cody Cockreham
  • Maria Marquez Garcia

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