Metal Organic Frameworks
MOFs have the highest surface area of all known materials, high porosity and selective absorptivity. That makes them ideal for selective separation, storage and release of small molecules, including carbon dioxide, oxygen, hydrogen and other volatile organic compounds.
URCHIN is our patented technology designed to protect important biomolecules from degradation. By using MOFs to coat biomolecules with a shield of armour to protect them, activity can be maintained in damaging environments. Implementation of this technology is underway for a range of domains including home care, personal care and other biomedical applications.
A unique capability portfolio has been developed to study the fundamental science of MOFs including world-class capability in assessing material performance, processing, prototype development, technology transfer and scaling up.
Crystal Clear Water
Cara Doherty uses antimatter –positrons – and synchrotron light to measure MOF crystals and their properties.
From the ocean to our glass: sucking the salt from the sea
A just released paper found that membranes made out of MOFs can mimic cells and allow specific atoms or molecules through to help them grow and survive, while stopping everything else.
How we’re helping the navy with its snorting problem
With QinetiQ, we are working on a better way to remove carbon dioxide from a sub’s atmosphere, and at the centre of it are MOFs.