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Organic minerals, metal-organic frameworks, and metal-oxygen clusters: the emergent interface of geochemistry and crystal engineering

Comments

In recent years, discoveries of naturally occurring species with properties and structures similar to those of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), polyoxometallates (POMs) and others have challenged the view of the latter as purely synthetic, man-made materials. Moreover, the application of geomimetic synthetic methods such as accelerated ageing or pseudomorphic replication has enabled a more facile, environmentally friendly synthesis of materials with controllable properties. The guiding principles behind chemistry and crystal engineering are easily identifiable in these natural materials and processes. The topic of this microsymposium is centered on the emerging interface of geological and chemical species and methods, aiming to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and experiences across the fields of materials science, chemistry and geology. This synergy will lead towards prediction of as of yet undiscovered mineral species and the hierarchical design and synthesis of novel functional materials utilizing biological and synthetic complex building blocks.

Chair persons

Name

Family

Institution

City

Country

Region

Igor

Huskic

McGill University

Montreal

Canada

ACA

Tomoji

Ozeki

Nihon University

Nihon

Japan

AsCA

 

Invited speakers

Name

Family

Institution

City

Country

Title

Peter C.

Burns

University Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IL

USA

Ulrich

Kortz

Jacobs University

Bremen

Germany

Discrete polyoxometalates: from geochemistry via crystal engineering to functional materials