Update: This event has been canceled, and will be rescheduled at a later date TBA.
Omar Yaghi, University of California, Berkeley.
The Chemistry Department welcomes Professor Omar Yaghi as a 2020 Seymour Rothchild Distinguished Lecturer. Professor Yaghi's research group is building chemical structures by stitching molecules together into large and extended frameworks within which we can store hydrogen, methane, and separate carbon dioxide. The interior of the crystals is capable of compacting gases under ambient conditions thus foregoing the use of high pressures and low temperatures. In this movie, crystals of metal-organic framework-5 (MOF-5, numbered in roughly chronological order of discovery) are made and their structure is precisely designed to have zinc oxide units linked by organic struts (terephthalate) to make a porous network into which voluminous gases can be compacted and transported. This large open space is currently being used for positioning of organic and organometallic catalysts, charge storage for supercapacitors and binding of biological molecules such as proteins and metabolites. The movie was made by our industry partner BASF (Germany).
Wednesday, April 15 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Hutchison Hall, 473
Hutchison Hall, Rochester, NY