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Cover for On the Design, Synthesis, and Flexibility of Porous Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks (ZIFs)
dc.contributor.advisorHolman, K. Travis
dc.creator
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-05T15:25:59Z
dc.date.created2019
dc.date.issued
dc.date.submitted01/01/2019
dc.identifier.uri
dc.descriptionPh.D.
dc.description.abstractZeolitic imidazolate framework (ZIFs) are a subclass of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) that are widely studied due to their high chemical and thermal stability as well as their high porosity. These three-dimensional, crystalline materials are comprised of divalent, tetrahedral metal ions that are linked together using an imidazole (or substituted imidazole) ligand. They adopt network topologies analogous to those of the technologically important class of microporous materials called zeolites. The formation of ZIFs adopting novel architectures, or networks, is predicated upon the choice of metal, ligand(s), solvent(s), additives, etc. An infinite number of frameworks are theoretically possible. In this dissertation, multiple routes are explored to synthesize ZIFs, some of which are reported for the first time. The properties of these ZIFs are also studied, particularly in the context of porosity and flexibility.
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dc.format.extent287 leaves
dc.languageen
dc.publisherGeorgetown University
dc.sourceGeorgetown University-Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
dc.sourceChemistry
dc.subjectMetal-organic frameworks
dc.subjectporous materials
dc.subjectzeolitic imidazolate frameworks
dc.subjectZIFs
dc.subject.lcshChemistry
dc.subject.lcshMaterials science
dc.subject.lcshPolymers
dc.subject.lcshPolymerization
dc.subject.otherChemistry
dc.subject.otherMaterials Science
dc.subject.otherPolymer chemistry
dc.titleOn the Design, Synthesis, and Flexibility of Porous Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks (ZIFs)
dc.typethesis
gu.embargo.lift-date2021-07-05
gu.embargo.termscommon-2-years
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5094-3803


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