Matzger Research Group

September, 2016: First years Ryan, Jinhee, and Greg have joined the lab as semester rotators! Also, undergraduates Andy and Ahmet have joined the group.

We bid farewell to Dr. Nipuni-Dhanesha H. Gamage. Good luck to you and your family in Portland, Oregon!

June, 2016: Summer rotator Jessi and visiting undergraduates Elaine and Ericka have joined the lab!

May, 2016: Congratulations to LiZi for defending her 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