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Metal-Organic Frameworks

Metal-Organic Frameworks

Metal-organic framework solids employ organic substituents (ligands) to link multiple metal centers together. By adjusting the length of the organic ligand, one can control the size of the formed cavity or pore. [Think about Tinker Toys™ and arranging them in a cube--the wood spools with…


Metallogelators

Metallogelators

Low-molecular-weight gelators (LMWGs) are small organic compounds that, when dissolved in a solvent, form a fiber network that entraps the solvent leading to the formation of a gel. This research focuses on the synthesis and analysis of novel LMWGs that gelate upon introduction of metal ions…


Metal-organic complexes and polymers

Metal-organic complexes and polymers

Soluble compounds that contain lanthanide metal ions are of interest as agents for medical imaging and sensing. This research focuses on the synthesis and characterization of lanthanide-containing complexes or polymers. Photo credit: Wilson Bailey ’11

Jo Crane

Johanna Crane
Professor, Chemistry
Inorganic, Materials Science
Schedule

  • Courses taught
    • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (CHEM 420)
    • Chemistry of the Elements (CHEM 320)
    • General Chemistry I (CHEM 110)