Matzger Research Group
Porous Materials
Crystal Polymorphism
Physisorbed Monolayers
Energetic Materials
Porous Materials

Coordination polymers with high levels of porosity are being intensively investigated. New synthetic methods pioneered in the group are leading to materials with unprecedented structural properties. Both fundamental studies on processes such as gas adsorption, supramolecular isomerism, and host-guest chemistry are conducted alongside applications in gas (hydrogen, carbon dioxide, methane) storage and separations in liquids. Key techniques applied to characterize materials include X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, and adsorption analysis.

Recent Publications

Feldblyum, J. I.; Dutta, D.; Wong-Foy, A. G.; Dailly, A.; Imirzian, J.; Gidley, D. W.; Matzger, A. J. "Interpenetration, Porosity, and High-Pressure Gas Adsorption in Zn4O(2,6-naphthalene dicarboxylate)3" Langmuir 2013, 29, 8146-8153 (online)

Dutta, D; Feldblyum, J. I.; Gidley, D. W.; Imirzian, J.; Liu, M.; Matzger, A. J.; Vallery, R. S.; Wong-Foy, A. G. "Evidence of Positronium Bloch States in Porous Crystals of Zn4O-Coordination Polymers" Phys. Rev. Lett. 2013, 110, 197403 (online)

Liu, B.; Wong-Foy, A. G.; Matzger, A. J. "Rapid and enhanced activation of microporous coordination polymers by flowing supercritical CO2" Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 1419-1421 (online)

Feldblyum, J. I.; Wong-Foy, A. G.; Matzger, A. J. "Non-interpenetrated IRMOF-8: synthesis, activation, and gas sorption" Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 9828-9830 (online)

Updated 6/29/2013