Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are readily tailored porous solids built up from metal-based nodes and multitopic organic linkers. MOFs have found industrial use as agents to deliver toxic gases as well as delivery systems for food preservation. This talk will focus on the rapid syntheses of group IV MOFs and their ability to remove perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from aqueous solution. There is significant interest in removing PFAS compounds from water as they are highly persistent and pose significant health risks. We’ve found that group IV MOFs have excellent PFAS adsorption capacities as well as facile adsorption kinetics. The predominant mechanism for PFAS adsorption appears to be binding through the metal-based node.
Join us in person at the Chemistry Biology Building room 105 on UWSP campus or on Zoom using the link below.