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Switching of degree of interpenetration and its effects on porosity of metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: of solvent molecules from the channels. The primary objective of this work was to reinvestigate these systems in order to gain an understanding of the reasons behind loss of porosity in otherwise seemingly ...
The dynamics of new self-assembled porous materials
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: principal goal of this study was to prepare a wide selection of crystalline second- and third-generation metal-organic materials in order to investigate guest sequestration and storage capabilities, as ...
Synthesis and sorption studies of porous metal-organic hosts
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-03)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The first part of this study describes the synthesis of new porous materials from basic building blocks. Five structurally related ligands namely: N,N'-bis(3-pyridylmethyl)-naphthalene diimide (L1), ...
Direct determination of isosteric heats of sorption using pressure-gradient differential scanning calorimetry
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Porous materials, specifically porous coordination polymers (PCP) and metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), have shown great potential for catalysis as well as gas storage, separation and purification. Energy ...
Guest-induced flexibility in crystals
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-03)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The primary goal of the work presented here was to prepare both organic and metal-organic porous crystals (using crystal engineering strategies) in order to study the guest-induced flexibility of ...