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Within Framework Lab
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Group 2022
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Near JCG-PCR Science Block
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Welcome to Framework Laboratory
for students willing to pursue a research career in Chemistry of Materials,
Inorganic Chemistry & Energy Scie
nce

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 are also employing the MOFs as electrochemical energy storage systems (supercapacitor, battery). 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 (C2H2, CH4, CO2 etc.)

  • Gas Separation (flue gas CO2/N2, biogas CO2/CH4 etc.)

  • Carbon Capture

  • Hydrocarbons Separation (C2H2/C2H4, C2H4/C2H6 etc.)

  • Proton Conduction

  • Super-Protonic Conductivity

  • Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM)

  • H2 Fuel Cell, Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell PEMFC

  • Small Molecule Sensing (cations, anions, explosives etc.)

  • MOF-based Energy Storage (supercapacitor, battery) 

  • Heterogeneous Catalysis

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

"Solid-State Proton Conduction Driven by Coordinated Water Molecules in Metal-Organic Frameworks and Coordination Polymers"

R. Sahoo, S. C. Pal, and M. C. Das* 
ACS Energy Letters  2022, 7, 4490-4500.

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Group
News

November 2022

Congratulations Rupam for his recent publication in ACS Energy Lett. 

October 2022

Congratulations Shyam for his recent publication in Inorg. Chem. 

September 2022

Congratulations Debolina and Arun for their recent publication in Inorg. Chem.

July 2022

Congratulations Rupam for his recent publication in Adv. Func. Mater.

July 2022

Congratulations Rupam for his recent publication in Composites Part B

July 2022

Congratulations Shyam for his recent publication in Inorg. Chem.