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Ali Morsali

Catalysis 2019
Ali Morsali, Speaker at Chemical Engineering Conferences
Tarbiat Modares University, Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Title : Green Catalysis Application of some new Metal organic frameworks


Among continuing investigations in solid state chemistry, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are the class of promising materials which attracted tremendous amount of attention in the past two decades. MOFs are regarded as a subclass of coordination polymers (CP) which are constructed by self-assembly of metal ions or metal clusters linked together by organic ligands containing multiple binding sites oriented with specific angularity generating structures with permanent porosity, high specific surface area and tunable topology that can be used in different fields such as gas adsorption, separation, catalysis, sensing and drug delivery. As both parts, organic (linkers) and inorganic (metals or clusters) are able to act as catalyst in many different and important reactions, so in this presentation, the catalytic applications of these new highly porous compounds are presented compressively. Besides, Some reports are available so far regarding to the usage of MOFs as green catalyses.


Ali Morsali was born and raised in the Hidaj, Zanjan, Iran. He attended Tarbiat Moallem University, Tehran and earned a B.S. degree in Pure Chemistry. He received his Mnorganic Chemistry in Zanjan University, Zanjan. He then attended graduate school at the University of Tarbiat Modares, Tehran and earned his Ph.D. under the guidance of Prof. Ali Reza Mahjoub. After completing his Ph.D., he began his independent career at the University of Tarbiat Modares, Tehran, where he is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry. In 2016, he passed six months as a sabbatical period in Prof. Hupp group, Northwestern University. He also passed the other six months as a sabbatical period in Prof. Omar Yaghi group, Berkeley in 2017. His research interests are primarily in the area of inorganic chemistry, Coordination polymers and Metal-Organic Frameworks.