S22 MOFs as Scaffolds for Nanomaterials Synthesis and Encapsulation

Associate Professor Takashi Uemura, Kyoto University, Japan
Professor Masaki Kawano, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Professor Guillaume Maurin, Univ. of Montpellier, France
Associate Professor, Christian Doonan, University of Adelaide, Australia
Professor Daniel Maspoch, Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Spain

Keywords of the session

metal-organic framework, host-guest chemistry, nanomaterials, nanocomposites

Scope of the session

Recently, metal窶登rganic frameworks (MOFs), or porous coordination polymers (PCPs), which are composed of metal ions and bridging organic ligands, have emerged as new class of porous materials. MOFs have been recognized as an excellent platform for host窶堵uest chemistry; their wide applications include storage, separation, catalysis, biomedicine, sensing etc… One of the most striking features of MOFs lies in their tunable nanospaces (pore size, shape, hydrophilicity, acido-basicity, redox properties窶ヲ), which can provide ideal scaffolds for guest species. Use of MOFs allows the preparation and encapsulation of many functional nanomaterials, including nanoparticles, catalysts, polymers, complexes, organic and bio-related compounds, in a controlled manner. A particular effort has been recently devoted to shape MOFs (core-shells, gels, foams, spheres, films窶ヲ) in a view of practical applications. The design of new functional materials based on MOFs rests not only upon the availability of synthetic expertise but also on the many essential methods of analysis and imaging. Thus, the field straddles the boundaries of many disciplines of chemistry. This symposium will bring together chemists and physico-chemists from different disciplines to discuss the contemporary state and future perspectives in preparation of functional nanomaterials and systems based on MOFs, which will make enduring and valuable personal connections among active chemists.