Photophysics and Electronic Structure of Metal-Organic Frameworks

The focus group “Photophysics and Electronic Structure of Metal-Organic Frameworks” consists of Hans Fischer Fellow Prof. Natalia B. Shustova (University of South Carolina) and her host Prof. Roland A. Fischer (TUM Department of Chemistry).

The study of energy and electron transfer (ET) processes is a cornerstone of modern physical and inorganic chemistry, which is driven by the growing demand for efficient energy conversion. This is necessary to build a sustainable energy society that is not dependent on fossil fuels. Our group focuses on materials with a predesigned pathway for ET, which can address the urgent needs to rapidly enhance material performance in areas ranging from optoelectronic devices to photocatalytic systems and thus could dramatically alter the existing energy and material landscape. Well-defined materials such as the metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) targeted within this collaboration offer significant advantages for achieving directional ET: They provide a high level of control for chromophore arrangement, structural parameters, and photophysical properties. To harness MOFs as a versatile platform for enhancing energy utilization, we first need to elucidate mechanistic and structural aspects governing ET efficiency. Thus, preparation of materials with a predesigned pathway for ET still remains a noteworthy challenge; addressing it is the main focus of our collaborative efforts.

TUM-IAS funded doctoral candidate:
Johanna Haimerl, Inorganic and Metal-Organic Chemistry
 

Publications by the Focus Group

2021

  • Leith, Gabrielle A.; Martin, Corey R.; Mathur, Abhijai; Kittikhunnatham, Preecha; Park, Kyoung Chul; Shustova, Natalia B.: Dynamically Controlled Electronic Behavior of Stimuli‐Responsive Materials: Exploring Dimensionality and Connectivity. Advanced Energy Materials, 2021, 2100441 mehr…
  • Leith, Gabrielle A.; Martin, Corey R.; Mayers, Jacob M.; Kittikhunnatham, Preecha; Larsen, Randy W.; Shustova, Natalia B.: Confinement-guided photophysics in MOFs, COFs, and cages. Chemical Society Reviews 50 (7), 2021, 4382-4410 mehr…
  • Leith, Gabrielle A.; Rice, Allison M.; Yarbrough, Brandon J.; Kittikhunnatham, Preecha; Mathur, Abhijai; Morris, Nicholas A.; Francis, Megan J.; Berseneva, Anna A.; Dhull, Poonam; Adams, Richard D.; Bobo, M. Victoria; Vannucci, Aaron A.; Smith, Mark D.; Garashchuk, Sophya; Shustova, Natalia B.: “Broken-hearted” carbon bowl via electron shuttle reaction: energetics and electron coupling. Chemical Science 12 (19), 2021, 6600-6606 mehr…
  • Martin, Corey R.; Leith, Gabrielle A.; Kittikhunnatham, Preecha; Park, Kyoung Chul; Ejegbavwo, Otega A.; Mathur, Abhijai; Callahan, Cameron R.; Desmond, Shelby L.; Keener, Myles R.; Ahmed, Fiaz; Pandey, Shubham; Smith, Mark D.; Phillpot, Simon R.; Greytak, Andrew B.; Shustova, Natalia B.: Heterometallic Actinide‐Containing Photoresponsive Metal‐Organic Frameworks: Dynamic and Static Tuning of Electronic Properties. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 60 (15), 2021, 8072-8080 mehr…
  • Martin, Corey R.; Park, Kyoung Chul; Corkill, Ryan E.; Kittikhunnatham, Preecha; Leith, Gabrielle A.; Mathur, Abhijai; Abiodun, Sakiru L.; Greytak, Andrew B; Shustova, Natalia: Photoresponsive Frameworks: Energy Transfer in the Spotlight. Faraday Discussions, 2021 mehr…
  • Stanley, Philip M.; Haimerl, Johanna; Thomas, Christopher; Urstoeger, Alexander; Schuster, Michael; Shustova, Natalia B.; Casini, Angela; Rieger, Bernhard; Warnan, Julien; Fischer, Roland A.: Host–Guest Interactions in a Metal–Organic Framework Isoreticular Series for Molecular Photocatalytic CO 2 Reduction. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2021 mehr…