Chemistry of Defect-rich Metal-organic Framework (MOFs)

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Chemistry of Defect-rich Metal-organic Framework (MOFs): Glasses, Gels and Crystals

Inorganic Chemistry Division

MOFs, renowned for their pristine crystalline structure, have entered a new realm with the recent revelation of melting and glass formation. This discovery introduces a groundbreaking category of inorganic-organic hybrid glasses, distinguished from existing organic, inorganic, and metallic glasses. The retention of crystalline framework connectivity within this glassy state offers a gateway to transpose the intricate framework chemistry from crystals to glasses, opening doors to controlled glass structures and their inherent properties.

The symposium focuses on defect-rich phases of MOFs, exploring their potential in catalysis, gas separation, ultrafast optical communication, solid electrolytes, and beyond. Understanding the elusive phenomena of melting, glass formation, and composition-sensitive traits illuminates the influence of molecular architecture and intermolecular interactions on critical parameters like Tm, Td, and Tg—key facets for fundamental comprehension and control of glass structures.

The symposium will explore MOF-gels and xerogels, offering an alternative avenue to attain processability and defect-engineering capabilities while preserving the porous attributes of MOFs. Introducing defects into the framework—metal or ligand vacancies, long-range disorders, or substitutional defects—proffers unparalleled advantages. These include enhanced mass transport, optical properties, mechanical strength, and the ability to process into diverse bulk morphologies.

Symposium Features

Present your research in your local time zone

Inviting all early career chemists from diverse regions such as Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Oceania to deliver flash presentations.

Get exposure and recognition

As a presenter, you will receive a certificate of participation at ACS Meetings.

Abstracts will be listed in the CAS database and can be added to your Google Scholar profile.

Symposium schedule

Symposium will feature multiple sessions from August 18-22.

Sessions will be programmed at convenient daytimes of multiple regions such as Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Oceania; however, for the Americas, these sessions will be at early mornings and late nights.

Symposium Chairs

Prof. Satoshi Horike
Prof. Satoshi Horike

Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Japan

Prof. Sanjog S. Nagarkar
Prof. Sanjog S. Nagarkar

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India


Prof. Jingwei Hou
Prof. Jingwei Hou

University of Queensland, Australia

Prof. Sujit K. Ghosh
Prof. Sujit K. Ghosh

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune, India

Prof. Lauren McHugh
Prof. Lauren McHugh

University of Liverpool, United Kingdom

Prof. Alexander Knebel
Prof. Alexander Knebel

Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany

Prof. François-Xavier Coudert
Prof. François-Xavier Coudert

Senior researcher, CNRS/ PSL University, France

Prof. Aude Demessence
Prof. Aude Demessence 

Institute of Researches on Catalysis and Environment of Lyon (IRCELYON), France

Prof. Wenqian Chen
Prof. Wenqian Chen 

Shanghai University, China

Prof. Tapas K. Maji
Prof. Tapas K. Maji 

Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore, India

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are Flash presentations?

    They are brief, impactful, and convey information about a novel protocol, perspective, technique, or research results. For instance, one Flash Talk may describe an innovative interdisciplinary research outcome. Another may describe results for a pilot/prototype study.

  • Can I submit an abstract if I'm not an early career researcher?

    This symposium focuses on early career researchers, but all researchers are welcome to attend. However, the format of the presentation will be 8 minutes flash talk.

  • What is the submission deadline for abstracts?

    The submission deadline for abstracts is April 1, 11:59 PM ET.

  • What is the required format for abstracts?

    Abstracts should be 2500 characters or less and include the title, author(s), and a concise description of your research.

  • Can I include images or figures in my abstract?

    Yes, limited use of images or figures is permitted to enhance your abstract's content.

  • When will I know if my abstract is accepted?

    Presenters can expect to receive their acceptance notices approximately 3 months before the meeting. Scheduling notices are sent periodically starting approximately 2 months before the meeting.

  • What if I can't attend the symposium on the scheduled date?

    While attending is encouraged, if you can't participate in real time, you can still submit an abstract for inclusion. In case the abstract is accepted, you can share a recorded version of flash talk.

  • Do I need to register separately if my abstract is accepted?

    Yes, accepted presenters will have to register for ACS Fall 2024. Symposium organizers will reach out to confirm their participation.

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