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Christmas Charity for Ukrainian children

As Christmas approaches, we would like to organize again a charity to spread the warmness and Christmas spirit to help the most innocent people in every war: the children. Specifically, we would like to organize Christmas presents for the kids who lost parents in the war and humanitarian help for children who were displaced from the […]

Scholarship for PhD student Orysia Zaremba

I am thrilled to announce that one PhD student of our group, Orysia Zaremba, has received a Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) scholarship “Science for scientists” (S4S). HFSP Research Grants support innovative basic research into fundamental biological problems with emphasis placed on novel and interdisciplinary approaches that involve scientific exchanges across national and disciplinary boundaries. […]

COST Action: EU4MOFs

We have won a COST Action!!!: European metal-organic framework network: combining research and development to promote technological solutions (EU4MOFs). Everyone can apply to be a member: Apply Twitter: @EU4MOFs Description: The constantly growing world population and current European energetic crisis demand innovative scientific and technological solutions. The crystalline hybrid material class of Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) […]

European Chemistry School for Ukrainians

We are organizing a “European Chemistry School for Ukrainians” and are very happy to invite Ukrainian students and researchers and beyond to attend it.  The school will be held online from May to July 2023 every two weeks. We plan to involve 18 internationally renowned speakers from all around Europe to give lectures on important […]

Understanding the Chemistry of Metal Oxide to Metal-Organic Framework Reactions for Morphology Control

At the beginning of this millennium, the advent of reticular chemistry sparked a breakthrough in the design and construction of porous crystalline solids with molecular precision. While this 
approach allows the design of crystalline porous metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) at the 
molecular level, a rational control over the 3D crystal morphology has not yet been achieved. […]

Magnetic sustentation process as a new adsorption characterization technique

In this paper we present a direct and low-cost characterization technique taking advantage on the intrinsic magnetic properties of paramagnetic metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) for the in situ study of adsorption processes in solution. This method does not rely on the complex magnetic interactions that usually only emerge at temperatures well below room temperature. Instead, it […]

DNA Banking

The deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) represents the ‘essence of life’ and contains the most precious information of every individual, such as a person’s ancestry, health conditions, and traits. Although its decoding was successful already 70 years ago, up till now a simple, cost-efficient method has not been developed to safely preserve DNA without perturbations over long […]

How reproducible are surface areas calculated from the BET equation?

The Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) equation for surface area determination is one of the most widely used and important equations in physical chemistry. Developed in the 1930s for non-microporous, open surfaces, it has since been used to estimate surface areas of a wide class of adsorbents such as active carbon, silicas, zeolites, and, more recently, porous metal-organic […]