Dissertation: "Toward functional Metal-Organic Frameworks: molecular doping, depth profiling, and surface growth"

  • Date:
  • Location: Zoom (https://uu-se.zoom.us/j/64161252715)
  • Doctoral student: Timofey Liseev
  • About the dissertation
  • Organiser: Institutionen för kemi - Ångström
  • Contact person: Sascha Ott
  • Phone: 018-471 7340
  • Disputation

Timofey Liseev will defend his doctoral thesis entitled "Toward functional Metal-Organic Frameworks: molecular doping, depth profiling, and surface growth".

Opponent: Prof. Rob Ameloot, KU Leuven, Belgium.
Supervisors: Prof. Sascha Ott, Synthetical Molecular Chemistry, and Assoc. Prof. Reiner Lomoth, Physical Chemistry, Dept. of Chemistry - Ångström, Uppsala University. 

The dissertation will be given online via Zoom: https://uu-se.zoom.us/j/64161252715 

Link to the PhD thesis in full text in DiVA.


In this thesis, selected synthetic aspects of functional Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) are considered. More specifically, the work is focused on MOFs doped with functional molecules in the role of structural linkers. In the first part, preparation of such MOF/molecular catalyst hybrid materials of two topologies UiO (UiO = Universitet i Oslo) and NU-1000 (NU = Northwestern University) – is investigated and three different synthetic pathways to these materials are studied. In the second part, a novel MOF depth profiling technique – Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry – is introduced and then used to elucidate depth distribution of molecules post-synthetically introduced into a MOF. In the last part, efficient interfacing of MOFs with electrodes is considered and a methodology for growing surface-mounted layer-pillar-type M2L2P MOFs (SURMOFs, M = metal, L = layer linker, P = pillar linker) with high degree of orientation and thickness control on bare Si substrates is developed.