Session Z26: Composite and Porous Media
11:15 AM–2:15 PM, Friday, March 20, 2009
Sponsoring Unit: DCMP
Abstract ID: BAPS.2009.MAR.Z26.12
Abstract: Z26.00012 : Smart nanoporous preconcentrator of explosives based on MOF5
1:27 PM–1:39 PM
We present investigations of interactions of explosive molecules RDX and TATP with metal organic framework MOF-5, using DFTY based ab-initio simulation method FIREBALL. Energetics studies in bulk shows that only one of the binding sites of RDX in MOF-5 suggested by quantum chemistry calculations confirm. The absorption site is on a linker of the framework through 2-(OH) bond. However, surface interactions are stronger, with significantly higher binding barriers. We confirmed two adsorption sites on the surface: one with the linker and the other on a connector of the framework through 3-(OH) bonds. The stronger interactions on the surface suggest importance of size, and surfaces of MOF nanoparticles in precontentrating the explosive molecules in the framework. Ab-initio Molecular Dynamics simulations show that the absorption of the RDX in MOF-5 is highly sensitive to temperatures, suggesting high diffusion rates for the explosive molecules at room temperature.
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