Scaling & Supramolecular Engineering of Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911SR-18-C-0031
Agency Tracking Number: A2-7301
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A15A-T014
Solicitation Number: 2015.0
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-06-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-06-28
Small Business Information
8025 Lamon Avenue, Skokie, IL, 60077
DUNS: 078657190
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Patrick Fuller
 (847) 929-4186
Business Contact
 Jill Johnson
Phone: (847) 929-4186
Research Institution
 Northwestern University
 Omar Farha
 633 Clark St
Evanston, IL, 60208
 (847) 467-4934
 Nonprofit college or university
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are adsorbents that show promise in toxic chemical remediation, medical oxygen storage, high-value gas recovery, and multiple other military and civilian applications. However, a lack of quality-controlled supply limits these materials to laboratory environments. This work will borrow from industrial Quality practices to ensure supplied material conforms to specifications.Furthermore, this work will qualify alternate process technologies to both drive down cost and enable new applications. Process equipment for handling corrosive, small pore, and small particle syntheses will be explored, and formation options such as extrusion and fiber spinning will be validated on a kilogram scale.Finally, this work will tackle challenges unique to zirconium MOFs. Cost-effective NU-1000 analogs will be explored, and analytical techniques for measuring zirconium-based MOF defectiveness will be developed.

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