Ibrahim Eryazici

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We have examined the methane uptake properties of six of the most promising metal organic framework (MOF) materials: PCN-14, UTSA-20, HKUST-1, Ni-MOF-74 (Ni-CPO-27), NU-111, and NU-125. We discovered that HKUST-1, a material that is commercially available in gram scale, exhibits a room-temperature volumetric methane uptake that exceeds any value reported to(More)
We have synthesized, characterized, and computationally simulated/validated the behavior of two new metal-organic framework (MOF) materials displaying the highest experimental Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) surface areas of any porous materials reported to date (~7000 m(2)/g). Key to evacuating the initially solvent-filled materials without pore collapse, and(More)
Department of Chemical & Biological Eng Sheridan Road, Evanston, Illinois 60208, U Department of Chemistry and Interna Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan E-mail: o-farha@northwestern.edu; j-hupp@ NIST Center for Neutron Research, Nationa Gaithersburg, MD 20899, USA. E-mail: tane Department of Materials Science and E Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA †(More)
To expand the utility of bis(terpyridine) metal connectivity, the selective symmetrical and unsymmetrical 4,4"-functionalization (-CN, -Me, -CO2Me) of 4'-(4-bromophenyl)-2,2':6',2"-terpyridines was achieved using the Kröhnke synthesis. The final substituted 2,2':6',2"-terpyridines along with their corresponding intermediates, 4a-c, were recrystallized and(More)
We have synthesized, characterized, and computationally validated the high Brunauer-Emmett-Teller surface area and hydrogen uptake of a new, noncatenating metal-organic framework (MOF) material, NU-111. Our results imply that replacing the phenyl spacers of organic linkers with triple-bond spacers is an effective strategy for boosting molecule-accessible(More)
We show that the MOF NU-111 exhibits equally high volumetric and gravimetric methane uptake values, both within ≈75% of the DOE targets at 300 K. Upon reducing the temperature to 270 K, the uptake increases to 0.5 g g(-1) and 284 cc(STP) per cc at 65 bar. Adsorption of CO2 and H2 is also reported. Simulated isotherms are in excellent agreement with those(More)
Detailed experimental and computational studies revealed the important role that hydrophobic interactions play in the aqueous assembly of rigid small molecule-DNA hybrid (rSMDH) building blocks into nanoscale cage and face-to-face (ff) dimeric structures. In aqueous environments, the hydrophobic surfaces of the organic cores in these nanostructures are(More)
When DNA hybridization is used to link together nanoparticles or molecules, the melting transition of the resulting DNA-linked material often is very sharp. In this paper, we study a particularly simple version of this class of material based on a small-molecule-DNA-hybrid (SMDH) structure that has three DNA strands per 1,3,5-tris(phenylethynyl)benzene(More)
Detailed computational and experimental studies reveal the crucial role that hydrophobic interactions play in the self-assembly of small molecule-DNA hybrids (SMDHs) into cyclic nanostructures. In aqueous environments, the distribution of the cyclic structures (dimers or higher-order structures) greatly depends on how well the hydrophobic surfaces of the(More)
Two noninterpenetrated MOFs with strikingly different structures, NU-108-Cu and NU-108-Zn, were prepared from a single hexa-carboxylated ligand. NU-108-Cu contains paddlewheel-coordinated copper ions as nodes and is based on a 3,24 network associated with an inherently noncatenating rht-topology. Modifications introduced in the hexa-carboxylated struts(More)