Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA
Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Dr. Banglin Chen
Dr. Phillip DeLassus
Dr. Amin Ibrahim
Herein, the design and synthesis of two metal-organic frameworks, Zn 4O(FMA)3 (FMA = fumaric acid) and Zn2(CNC) 2(DPT) (CNC = 4-carboxycinnamic acid; DPT = 3,6-Di-4-pyridy1-1,2,4,5-tetrazine) via solvothermal methods are reported. Zn4O(FMA)3 was isolated as light yellow cubic crystals and Zn2(CNC)2(DPT) as light pink-block shaped crystals. The structures of both MOFs were characterized by single X-ray diffraction. Integrity of both MOFs were determined via powder X-ray diffraction and thermal gravimetric analysis. Zn4O(FMA) 3 is an isoreticular MOF exhibiting 6.8 Å pores taking up 5.2 wt % of hydrogen gas at 40 bar and 77K. Zn2(CNC)2(DPT) is a 3D primative cubic net that exhibits 3.7 Å 1D pores taking up 1.28 wt % of hydrogen gas at 1 bar and 77 K.
University of Texas-Pan American
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