Title: Professor and Chair
Office: Rm 120 ChB,
Lab: Rm 0250 MSA, Phone (Office): ext 83122
Nanoporous Materials, Application of Solid-State NMR and Vibrational and Spectroscopy to Inorganic Framework Materials
Traditional Research Division:
B.Sc., M.Sc., Peking University; Ph.D., McGill University; NSERC PDF, University of British Columbia
Our research is directed towards the investigations of various porous materials including zeolites, AlPO4 based molecular sieves, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and mesoporous materials as well as pillared lamellar solids, layered metal phosphates and transition metal dichalcogenides. These materials have many current and potential applications in industry as ion exchangers, molecular sieves, catalysts, sensors, ceramics, semiconductors and energy storage materials. Current efforts emphasize vibrational and, in particular, solid-state NMR spectroscopy.
- Crystallization of microporous materials under hydrothermal, dry gel conversion and ionothermal conditions.
- Characterization of inorganic framework materials containing quadrupolar nuclei at ultrahigh magnetic fields.
- Host-guest interactions in porous materials
- Tuning the properties of porous materials (MOFs and zeolites) by high external pressures (in collaboration with Professor Y. Song).
- Solvothermal synthesis of mesoporous non-oxide semiconductors (in collaboration with Professor J. F. Corrigan).
During the course of the projects students will be trained both in materials synthesis and in the theory and practice of a whole range of characterization techniques for materials science.
- 281g - Inorganic Chemistry of the Main Group Elements
- 361b - Introductory Organometallic Chemistry
- 451a - Inorganic Rings - Chains - and Clusters
- 481a - Solid-state Inorganic Chemistry and Materials
- 1024b - Chemistry for Engineers
- 4481a - Solid-state Inorganic Chemistry and Materials
- 9570y - Problem Seminars
- 9571q - Vibrational Spectroscopy of Materials
- 9581b - Vibrational and NMR Spectroscopy in Solids
- 9581r - Solid-state NMR Spectroscopy
- 9581s - Basics of Solid-state NMR
- J. Xu, V. V. Terskikh, Y. Huang, "Resolving Multiple Non-Equivalent Metal Sites in Magnesium-Containing Metal-organic Frameworks by Natural Abundance 25Mg Solid-State NMR," Chemistry - A European Journal, 19, 4432–4436 (2013); DOI: 10.1002/chem.201300113
- P. He, J. Xu, V. V. Terskikh, A. Sutrisno, H.-Y. Nie, Y. Huang, "Identification of Non-equivalent Framework Oxygen Species in Metal-organic Frameworks by 17O Solid-state NMR", Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 117, 16953–16960 (2013); DOI: 10.1021/jp403512m
- Y. Hu, Z. Liu, J. Xu, Y. Huang, Y. Song, “Evidence of Pressure Enhanced CO2 Storage in ZIF-8 Probed by FTIR Spectroscopy”, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135, 9287-9290 (2013); DOI: 10.1021/ja403635b
- A. MacIntosh, Y. Huang, "Formation of and Silicon Incorporation in SAPO-5 Synthesized via Dry-Gel Conversion ", Microporous Mesoporous Materials, 182, 40-49 (2013); DOI: 10.1016/j.micromeso.2013.08.016
- M. A. Hanson, V. V. Terskikh, K. M. Baines, and Y. Huang, “Chlorine-35 Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy as an Indirect Probe of Germanium Oxidation State and Coordination Environment in Germanium Chlorides”, Inorganic Chemistry, 53, 7377–7388 (2014); DOI: 10.1021/ic500728w