Michael J. Katz

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Four polymorphic forms of the complex Zn[Au(CN)2]2 have been synthesized and both structurally and spectroscopically characterized. In each of the four polymorphs, a zinc center in a tetrahedral geometry with a Au(CN)2(-) unit at each tetrahedral vertex is observed. All four structures contain three-dimensional networks based on corner-sharing tetrahedra.(More)
Chemical warfare agents containing phosphonate ester bonds are among the most toxic chemicals known to mankind. Recent global military events, such as the conflict and disarmament in Syria, have brought into focus the need to find effective strategies for the rapid destruction of these banned chemicals. Solutions are needed for immediate personal protection(More)
Inspired by biology, in which a bimetallic hydroxide-bridged zinc(II)-containing enzyme is utilized to catalytically hydrolyze phosphate ester bonds, the utility of a zirconium(IV)-cluster-containing metal-organic framework as a catalyst for the methanolysis and hydrolysis of phosphate-based nerve agent simulants was examined. The combination of the strong(More)
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Electrophoretic deposition (EPD) is used to assemble metal-organic framework (MOF) materials in nano- and micro-particulate, thin-film form. The flexibility of the method is demonstrated by the successful deposition of 4 types of MOFs: NU-1000, UiO-66, HKUST-1, and Al-MIL-53. Additionally, EPD is used to pattern the growth of NU-1000 thin films that exhibit(More)
Both the adsorption of t-butylpyridine and the atomic-layer deposition of ultrathin conformal coatings of insulators (such as alumina) are known to boost open-circuit photovoltages substantially for dye-sensitized solar cells. One attractive interpretation is that these modifiers significantly shift the conduction-edge energy of the electrode, thereby(More)
Five isostructural dicyanometallate coordination polymers containing metallophilic interactions (In[M(CN)(2)](3) (M = Ag, Au), KCd[M(CN)(2)](3), and KNi[Au(CN)(2)](3)) were synthesized and investigated by variable-temperature powder X-ray diffraction to probe their thermal expansion properties. The compounds have a trigonal unit cell and show positive(More)
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) built up from Zr6-based nodes and multi-topic carboxylate linkers have attracted attention due to their favourable thermal and chemical stability. However, the hydrolytic stability of some of these Zr6-based MOFs has recently been questioned. Herein we demonstrate that two Zr6-based frameworks, namely UiO-67 and NU-1000, are(More)
Herein, we demonstrate that the incorporation of an acidic hydrogen-bond-donating squaramide moiety into a porous UiO-67 metal-organic framework (MOF) derivative leads to dramatic acceleration of the biorelevant Friedel-Crafts reaction between indole and β-nitrostyrene. In comparison, it is shown that free squaramide derivatives, not incorporated into MOF(More)