Lecture “Metal-Organic Frameworks in Catalysis”

Lecture “Metal-Organic Frameworks in Catalysis”

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7 Sep
Online / Moscow, Ordzhonikidze Street, 3, Faculty of Sciences Building, Hall 2 (room 708)
Contact person
Elena Knyazeva
About the event

On 7 September at 16:30 p.m. (Moscow time)

Speaker: Armando J. L. Pombeiro, professor of Centro de Química Estrutural, Institute of Molecular Sciences, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal.

Coordination compounds that continuously extend in 1, 2 or 3 dimensions through coordination bonds are commonly designated as Coordination Polymers (CPs) or Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs), the latter showing an open framework containing potential voids. Such coordination networks have been the object of a high attention from synthetic, structural and applied viewpoints, in fields of catalysis, separation, sensing, gas storage, drug delivery, magnetism, etc.

This talk addresses their synthesis and application as catalysts in a variety of reactions that are aligned with various United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), in studies developed in the author’s research laboratory.

The discussed CPs/MOFs mainly concern 1st-row transition metals and bear amidocarboxylate, polyaromatic carboxylate or diverse N,O-type linkers.

The catalytic reactions fall within the following types:

  • C-H bond activation (including oxidation and carboxylation of alkanes, oxidations of alcohols and toluene);
  • C-C bond formation, electrocatalytic water splitting (oxygen evolution and hydrogen evolution reactions, OER and HER, respectively);
  • electrocatalytic oxygen reduction reaction (ORR).

Participants: students, postgraduates and scientific-pedagogical workers of the faculty of Sciences of RUDN and other Universities.


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