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Welcome to
Framework Laboratory

RESEARCH THEME

      Our current interest focuses on designing these framework materials especially MOFs for their potential applications in energy media (such as H2, CH4, C2H2 gas storage, proton conducting membranes PEMs for H2 fuel cells), separation (such as CO2 capture and sequestration (CCS), hydrocarbon separation, industrially important gas separation and chiral/achiral molecule separation), catalysis (such as heterogeneous catalysis, asymmetric catalysis and photo-catalysis) and sensing (small molecules like metal ions and solvents) areas. We wish our research will lead to new developments in synthetic and structural design and provide useful direction for the future exploration of this fascinating and important domain of research.  

    The students will have a solid training in all aspects of crystallography. Generally, 1-3 steps organic synthesis of ligands/monomers are required followed by characterization with NMR, Mass, IR, EA, UV-Vis etc. MOFs/COFs are generally synthesized by hydro(solvothermal) techniques followed by characterization with single crystal (SC-XRD), powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD),  TGA and SS-NMR. Surface area, porosity and gas sorption measurements are performed with a volumetric gas sorption analyzer. The proton conductivity measurements are carried out by AC impedance method with an Impedance/Gain-Phase Analyzer (Solartron SI 1260). 

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OUR RESEARCH KEYWORDS

  • Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs)

  • Coordination Polymers (CPs)

  • Covalent-Organic Frameworks (COFs)

  • Porous Coordination Polymers (PCPs)

  • Hydrogen-Bonded Organic Framework (HOFs)

  • Metalo Hydrogen-Bonded Organic Frameworks (MHOFs)

  • CO2 Capture and Separation (CCS)

  • Gas Storage

  • Gas Separation

  • Carbon Capture

  • Hydrocarbons Separation

  • Proton Conduction

  • Super-Protonic Conductivity

  • Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM)

  • H2 Fuel Cell, Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell

  • Small Molecule Sensing

  • Heterogeneous Catalysis

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

"Covalent-Organic Frameworks (COFs) as Proton Conductors"

R. Sahoo‖, S. Mondal‖, S. C. Pal‖, D. Mukherjee‖, and M. C. Das* (‖equally contributed)
 
Adv. Energy Mater.  2021, 2102300.

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News

August 2021

Congratulations RupamSupriya, Shyam, and Debolina for their recent publication in Adv. Energy Mater

August 2021

Apu and Janaki have joined Framework Lab as new Ph.D. students. Welcome to the group !!! 

June 2021

Congratulations Santanu for their recent publication in Chemistry-A European Journal.

April 2021 

Congratulations Rupam for his recent publication in Coord. Chem. Rev.

April 2021

Congratulations Shyam for his recent publication in Adv. Funct. Mater. 

September 2020

Congratulations Santanu and Shyam for their recent publication in ACS Materials Letters.