Responsive Metal-organic Framework Glass Membranes for Molecular Sieving (2023–2026)

Metal-organic frameworks are an important category of microporous materials, showing extraordinary structural and chemical diversities. The recent discovery of their melting behaviours endows these materials with high processability, enabling the transformation of crystal powders into mechanically durable microporous bulk glasses for device assembly. This project aims to understand the melting and modification mechanism, and to incorporate responsive moieties to the glass. It further aims to realise switchable membrane separation for gas mixtures. This project is expected to enhance the understanding and application of these emerging glass materials and promote Australia¿s capability in value-added manufacturing of metal minerals.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Funded by:
Australian Research Council