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06-29-2017

Clarkson University's Mario Wriedt's Lab Has Research Featured on Cover of Royal Society of Chemistry Journal

A paper published by a team of Clarkson University researchers has been featured on the cover of Dalton Transactions, a major inorganic chemistry journal by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

From left to right, Clarkson University research assistant Darpandeep Aulakh of Amritsar, India, who was the lead author of the paper, and Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Mario Wriedt.The research analyzes the design, structural diversity and properties of novel zwitterionic metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), a new class of highly porous materials. MOFs are structured similarly to a jungle gym, where the nodes represent metal clusters, the struts are organic ligands, and the pores of the framework are accessible for guest molecules such as carbon dioxide and methane.

This technology can be applied to the energy landscape, allowing for small-molecule separation of petroleum products and natural gas storage and purification. Once the guest molecules are captured in the MOF, the molecules can be reused or put into storage.

The paper was authored by research assistant Darpandeep Aulakh of Amritsar, India, who received her Ph.D. in chemistry this year; chemistry Ph.D. student Juby R. Varghese of Staten Island, N.Y.; chemistry graduate Anthony P. Nicoletta '15; chemistry graduate Joshua B. Pyser '16; and Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Mario Wriedt.

Read more at http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2017/DT/C7DT00292K#!divAbstract .

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Photo caption: From left to right, Clarkson University research assistant Darpandeep Aulakh of Amritsar, India, who was the lead author of the paper, and Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Mario Wriedt.

[Photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/daulakh-mwriedt.jpg ]

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Kelly Chezum, VP for External Relations, at 315-268-4483 or kchezum@clarkson.edu.]

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