UCLA has developed extensive classes of crystalline porous materials, ranging from metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs), covalent organic frameworks (COFs), metal-catecholates (M-CATs), metal triazolates (METs), and multivariate (MTV) MOFs, that can be used in clean energy storage and generation, electrically conductive materials, gas sensors, and catalysis.Ã‚
Primary Application Area: Materials, Chemical
Technology Development Status: Prototype
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: *Robust and highly porous crystalline materials
*High surface area and storage capacity (300-10,000 m2/g)
*Controlled and tunable building units
*Chemistry extends to a wide variety of linkers and metals, leading to complexity and control at the molecular level
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 629
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Vetted Programs/Awards: Professor Yaghi is the second most cited chemist in the world, according to Thomson Reuters top 100 chemists list, 2000-2010.
External Funding to Date: Sponsored research from a chemical company.