Author: Berend Smit

 Ortega-Guerrero (2020)

Andres’s work on the cover of Chem Mat


Removing chromium from water

Recent Publications

B. Valizadeh, T. N. Nguyen, S. Kampouri, D. T. Sun, M. D. Mensi, K. Stylianou, B. Smit, and W. L. Queen, A novel integrated Cr(vi) adsorption–photoreduction system using [email protected] composite beads J Mater Chem A  (2020) Abstract:  Herein, a novel integrated adsorption–photoreduction system, which captures highly mobile and toxic hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) from real-world (…)

Geometric Landscapes for Material Discovery

Recent Publications

S. M. Moosavi, H. Xu, L. Chen, A. Cooper, and B. Smit, Geometric Landscapes for Material Discovery within Energy-Structure-Function Maps Chem Sci  (2020) DIO: 10.1039/D0SC00049C Abstract Porous molecular crystals are an emerging class of porous materials formed by crystallisation of molecules with weak intermolecular interactions, which distinguishes them from extended nanoporous materials like metal-organic frameworks (…)

Charge transfer of a porphyrin ruthenium MOF

Recent Publications

A. Ortega-Guerrero, M. Fumanal, G. Capano, I. Tavernelli, and B. Smit, Insights into the electronic properties and charge transfer mechanism of a porphyrin ruthenium-based Metal-Organic Framework Chem Mater  (2020) DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c00356 Abstract: Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have attracted significant attention in the field of solar-driven photo-catalysis. Recently, a porphyrin ruthenium-based MOF (Ru-TBP-Zn) has shown highly efficient co-catalyst-free (…)

Discovery of COFs for carbon capture

Recent Publications

K. S. Deeg, D. Damasceno Borges, D. Ongari, N. Rampal, L. Talirz, A. V. Yakutovich, J. M. Huck, and B. Smit, In silico discovery of covalent organic frameworks for carbon capture ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces  (2020) Abstract: We screen a database of more than 69,000 hypothetical covalent organic frameworks (COFs) for carbon capture, using (…)

Taking Lanthanides out of isolation

Recent Publications

S. Anderson, D. Tiana, C. Ireland, G. Capano, M. Fumanal, A. Gladysiak, S. Kampouri, A. Rahmanudin, N. Guijarro, K. Sivula, K. Stylianou, and B. Smit, Taking Lanthanides out of isolation: tuning the optical properties of metal-organic frameworks Chem Sci  (2020) DOI: 10.1039/D0SC00740D Abstract: Metal organic frameworks (MOFs) are increasingly used in applications that rely on the (…)

Sustainable Hydrogenation of Nitroarenes to Anilines

Recent Publications

F. P. Kinik, T. N. Nguyen, M. Mensi, C. P. Ireland, K. C. Stylianou, and B. Smit, Sustainable Hydrogenation of Nitroarenes to Anilines with Highly Active in-situ Generated Copper Nanoparticles ChemCatChem  (2020) DOI: 10.1002/cctc.202000150 Abstract Metal nanoparticles (NPs) are usually stabilized by a capping agent, a surfactant, or a support material, to maintain their integrity. (…)

MOFs as kinetic modulators for branched selectivity

Recent Publications

G. Bauer, D. Ongari, D. Tiana, P. Gäumann, T. Rohrbach, G. Pareras, M. Tarik, B. Smit, and M. Ranocchiari, Metal-organic frameworks as kinetic modulators for branched selectivity in hydroformylation Nat Commun 11 (1), 1059 (2020) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-14828-6 Abstract: Finding heterogeneous catalysts that are superior to homogeneous ones for selective catalytic transformations is a major challenge (…)

Descriptors for Photo-Catalytically Active MOFs

Recent Publications

M. Fumanal, G. Capano, S. Barthel, B. Smit, and I. Tavernelli, Energy-based Descriptors for Photo-Catalytically Active Metal-Organic Frameworks Discovery J. Mater. Chem. A, (2020) doi: 10.1039/C9TA13506E   Abstract: Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) consist of metal nodes that are connected by organic linkers. They are thus highly chemically tunable materials given the broad range of potential linkers and (…)

Electronic and Optical Properties of MIL-125

Recent Publications

G. Capano, F. Ambrosio, S. Kampouri, K. C. Stylianou, A. Pasquarello, and B. Smit, On the Electronic and Optical Properties of Metal-Organic Frameworks: Case Study of MIL-125 and MIL-125-NH2 J Phys Chem C  (2020) doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b09453 Abstract: The photoactive MIL-125 and MIL-125-NH2 Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs), despite a very similar crystalline structure, exhibit different optically behaviour. (…)