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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911SR-15-C-0033
Agency Tracking Number: A15A-014-0085
Amount: $149,925.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A15A-T014
Solicitation Number: 2015.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-09-25
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-03-25
Small Business Information
1157 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA, 30306
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Amy Beaird
 (803) 447-7166
 beaird@inmondotech.com
Business Contact
 Krista Walton
Phone: (404) 825-1731
Email: walton@inmondotech.com
Research Institution
 Georgia Tech Research Corporation
 John Hauggard
 Georgia Inst. of Technology
505 Tenth St NW
Atlanta, GA, 30332
 (404) 894-9789
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The emergence of metal-organic frameworks has presented an untapped potential for solving US Army individual and collective protection issues. The majority of work on MOF synthesis has been done at lab scale, yielding milligram or gram quantities. To test practical devices, scale up of MOF synthesis processes to kilogram quantities is necessary. However, most large commercial suppliers are uninterested in MOF scale-up without the market pull of a promising application. MOFs are produced via crystallization, so scale up from lab-scale batch processes to kg quantities is intrinsically challenging. The goal of this proposed work is to advance the state-of-the-art in MOF engineering and production. We will focus on two major objectives: 1) scaling and cost reduction of synthesis of UiO-66, Cu-BTC, and MIL-101-NH2 and 2) development of techniques for self-assembly of MOF-isocyanate superstructures in solution. The final deliverables for this Phase I project will be i) optimized synthesis procedures for producing a minimum of 100 grams per batch of each MOF at a cost of $250/kg or less and ii) demonstration of engineered MOF superstructures with a combination of macro/mesopores and micropores.

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