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Responsive Metal-organic Framework Glass Membranes for Molecular Sieving

Project Member(s): Chen, V.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)
Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)

Start year: 2023

Summary: Metal-organic frameworks are an important category of microporous materials, showing extraordinary structural and chemical diversities. The recent discovery of their melting behaviours endows these materials with high processability, enabling the transformation of crystal powders into mechanically durable microporous bulk glasses for device assembly. This project aims to understand the melting and modification mechanism, and to incorporate responsive moieties to the glass. It further aims to realise switchable membrane separation for gas mixtures. This project is expected to enhance the understanding and application of these emerging glass materials and promote Australia’s capability in value-added manufacturing of metal minerals.

FOR Codes: Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences, Ceramics, glass and industrial mineral products not elsewhere classified, Expanding knowledge in engineering, Functional materials, Composite and hybrid materials, Supramolecular chemistry