Matzger Research Group

September, 2021: A belated huzzah to Shelby Nicolau and Andrew Bennett for joining the Matzger lab! We are also happy to welcome Hochul Woo to the Matzger lab! Additionally, we are happy to welcome Xuhong Chen for a rotation in the lab. We hope you enjoy it!

January, 2021: Welcome rotation students Shelby Nicolau and Andrew Bennett to the Matzger group!

Metal–Organic Frameworks

Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) with high levels of porosity are being intensively investigated. New synthetic methods pioneered in the group lead to materials with unprecedented structural properties. Both fundamental studies on processes such as gas adsorption, postsynthetic methods, phase direction, and host-guest chemistry are conducted alongside applications in gas (hydrogen, carbond dioxide, methane) storage and catalysis. Key techniques applied to characterize materials include X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and adsorption analysis.

Recent Publications

Du Bois, D. R.; Matzger, A. J. "Reagent Reactivity and Solvent Choice Determine Metal-Organic Framework Microstructure during Postsynthetic Modification." J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2020 (online)

Dodson, R. A.; Kalenak, A. P.; Matzger, A. J. "Solvent Choice in Metal-Organic Framework Linker Exchange Permits Microstructural Control." J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2020 (online)

Shalini S.; Vaid T. P.; Matzger, A. J. "Salt nanoconfinement in zirconium-based metal-organic frameworks leads to pore-size and loading-dependent ionic conductivity enhancement." Chem. Comm., 2020 (online)

Suresh, K.; Matzger, A. J. "Enhanced Drug Delivery by Dissolution of Amorphous Drug Encapsulated in a Water Unstable Metal-Organic Framework." Angewandte Chemie, 2019 (online)

Updated January 2021