Matzger Research Group
 
Announcements

March, 2017: We have two new rotators this semester -- Nate and Justin. Welcome! Additionally, first year students Greg and Ryan have joined the group.

Also, we are saddened to say goodbye to postdocs Raj and Yiyang. Thank you for the hard work and expertise over the past years. You both will be missed.

December, 2016: Congratulations to now Dr. Jon Bennion for defending his dissertation!

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

Tran, L. D., Ma, J., Wong-Foy, A. G., & Matzger, A. J. "A Perylene Based Microporous Coordination Polymer Interacts Selectively with Electron Poor Aromatics." Chem, Eur. J., 2016 (online)

McDonald, K. A.; Feldblyum, J. I.; Koh, K.; Wong-Foy, A. G.; Matzger, A. J. "Polymer@MOF@MOF: "grafting from" atom transfer radical polymerization for the synthesis of hybrid porous solids" Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 11994-11996 (online)

Guo, P.; Dutta, D.; Wong-Foy, A. G.; Gidley, D. W.; Matzger, A. J. "Water Sensitivity in Zn4O-Based MOFs is Structure and History Dependent" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 2651-2657 (online)

Dutta, A.; Koh, K.; Wong-Foy, A. G.; Matzger, A. J. "Porous Solids Arising from Synergistic and Competing Modes of Assembly: Combining Coordination Chemistry and Covalent Bond Formation" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 1-6 (online)


Updated May 2016