Publications and Other Products

Peer-reviewed Journal Publications

  1. Liu, Y. Metal-organic framework. AccessScience. McGraw Hill. 2023, doi:10.1036/1097-8542.418633 

  2. Mishra, N.O.; Quon, A.S.; Nguyen, A.; Papazyan, E.K.; Hao,  Y.; Liu, Y.* Constructing Physiological Defense Systems against Infectious Disease with Metal–Organic Frameworks: A Review, ACS Appl. Bio Mater. 2023.

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  3. Luo, H.-B.*; Lin, F.-R.; Liu, Z.-Y.; Kong, Y.-R.; Idrees, K. B.; Liu, Y.*, Zou, Y.; Farha, O. K.; Ren, X.-M. MOF–Polymer Mixed Matrix Membranes as Chemical Protective Layers for Solid-Phase Detoxification of Toxic Organophosphates, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2023, 15, 2933-2939.

  4. Zhang, A.-A.; Li, Y.-L.; Fang, Z.-B.; Xie, L.; Cao, R.; Liu, Y.*; Liu, T.-F. Facile Preparation of Hydrogen-Bonded Organic Framework/Cu2O Heterostructure Films via Electrophoretic Deposition for Efficient CO2 Photoreduction. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 202214, 21050-21058.
  5. Hao, Y.; Papazyan, E. K.; Ba, Y.; Liu,  Y.* Mechanism-Guided Design of Metal–Organic Framework Composites for Selective Photooxidation of a Mustard Gas Simulant under Solvent-Free Conditions. ACS Catal. 2022, 12, 363-371. (Featured as Supplementary Cover Story)
  6. Zhang, J.; Zhang, R.; Liu, Y.; Kong, Y.-R.; Luo, H.-B.; Zou, Y.; Zhai, L.; Ren, X.-M. Acidic Groups Functionalized Carbon Dots Capping Channels of a Proton Conductive Metal–Organic Framework by Coordination Bonds to Improve the Water-Retention Capacity and Boost Proton Conduction. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2021, 13, 60084-60091. 
  7. Kong, Y.-R.; Zhang, R.; Zhang, J.; Luo, H.-B.; Liu, Y.; Zou, Y.; Ren, X.-M. Microwave-Assisted Rapid Synthesis of Nanoscale MOF-303 for Hydrogel Composites with Superior Proton Conduction at Ambient-Humidity Conditions. ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2021, 4, 14681-14688.
  8. Liu, M.; Zhang, J.; Kong, Y.-R.; Luo, H.-B.*; Liu, Y.; Ren, X.-M.* Thin Films of an Ultrastable Metal–Organic Framework for Formic Acid Sensing with High Selectivity and Excellent Reproducibility. ACS Materials Lett. 2021, 3, 1746–1751. 
  9. Zhang, J.; He X.; Kong, Y.-R.; Luo, H.-B.*; Liu, M.; Liu, Y.; Ren, X.-M.* Efficiently Boosting Moisture Retention Capacity of Porous Superprotonic Conducting MOF-802 at Ambient Humidity via Forming a Hydrogel Composite Strategy. ACS Appl. Mater. Interface 202113, 37231-37238. 
  10. Hao, Y.; Liu, B. M.; Bennett, T. F.; Monsour, C. G.; Selke, M.*; Liu, Y.* Determination of Singlet Oxygen Quantum Yield of a Porphyrinic Metal–Organic Framework. J. Phys. Chem. C 2021125, 7392-7400. (Featured as Supplementary Cover Story)
  11. Luo, H.-B.; Castro, A. J.; Wasson, M. C.; Flores, W.; Farha, O. K.; Liu, Y.* Rapid, Biomimetic Degradation of a Nerve Agent Simulant by Incorporating Imidazole Bases into a Metal-Organic Framework. ACS Catal. 2021, 11, 1421-1429.
  12. Zhang, X.; Wasson, M. C.; Shayan M.; Berdichevsky, E. K.; Ricardo-Noordberg, J.; Singh, Z.; Papazyan, E. K.; Castro, A. J.; Marino, P.; Ajoyan, Z.; Chen, Z.; Islamoglu, T.; Howarth, A. J.*; Liu, Y.*; Majewski, M. B.*; Katz, M. J.*; Mondloch, J. E.*; Farha, O. K.* A Historical Perspective on Porphyrin-based Metal-Organic Frameworks and Their Applications. Coord. Chem. Rev. 2020, 429, 213615.
  13. Klein, S. E.; Sosa, J. D.; Castonguay, A. C.; Flores, W. I.; Zarzar, L. D.*; Liu, Y.* Green Synthesis of Zr-Based Metal-Organic Framework Hydrogel Composites and Their Enhanced Adsorptive Properties. Inorg. Chem. Front. 20207, 4813-4821. 
  14. Luo, H.-B.; Ren, Q.; Liu, Y.*; Zhang, J.; Ren, X. M.* Proton Conduction of an Acid-Resistant Open-Framework Chalcogenidometalate Hybrid in Anhydrous versus Humid Environments. Inorg. Chem. 2020, 59, 7283–7289
  15. Ilacas, G. C.; Basa, A. Nelms, K. J.; Sosa, J. D.; Liu, Y.*; Gomez, F. A.* Paper-based microfluidic devices for glucose assays employing a metal-organic framework (MOF). Anal. Chim. Acta. 2019, 1055, 74-80.
  16. Cagan, D. A., Garcia, A. C., Li, K., Ashen-Garry, D., Tadle, A. C., Zhang, D., Nelms, K. J., Liu, Y., Shallenberger, J. R., Stapleton, J. J., Selke, M. Chemistry of Singlet Oxygen with a Cadmium−Sulfur Cluster: Physical Quenching versus Photooxidation. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 67−71
  17. Pereira, C. F.; Liu, Y.; Howarth, A.; Figueira, F.; Rocha, J.; Hupp, J. T.; Farha, O. K.; Tome, J. P. C.; Paz, F. A. A. Detoxification of a Mustard-Gas Simulant by Nanosized Porphyrin Based Metal−Organic Frameworks. ACS Appl. Nano Mater. 2019, 2, 465-469. (Featured Cover Story)
  18. Sosa, J. D.; Bennett, T. F.;  Nelms, K. J.; Liu, B. M.; Tovar R. C.; Liu, Y*. Metal-Organic Framework Hybrid Materials and Their Applications”, Crystals, 2018, 8, 325. (Featured Cover Story)
  19. Garcia-Holley, P.; Schweitzer, B.; Islamoglu, T.; Liu, Y.; Lin, L.; Rodriguez, S.; Weston, M. H.; Hupp, J. T.; Gómez-Gualdrón, D. A.; Yildirim, T.; Farha, O. K. Benchmark Study of Hydrogen Storage in Metal-Organic Frameworks under Temperature and Pressure Swing Conditions. ACS Energy Lett. 2018, 3(3), 748-754.
  20. Farha, O. K.; Hupp, J. T.; Beyzavi, H. M.; Stephenson, C. J.; Liu, Y. Zirconium- and Hafnium-Based Metal-Organic Frameworks as Epoxide Ring-Opening Catalysts. US Patent US20170362167A1.
  21. Liu, Y.; Howarth, A. J.; Vermeulen, N.A.; Moon, S. Y.; Hupp, J. T,; Farha, O. K. Catalytic Degradation of Chemical Warfare Agents and Their Simulants by Metal-Organic Frameworks. Coord. Chem. Rev. 2017, 346, 101-111.
  22. Howard, A. J.; Buru, C. T.; Liu, Y.; Ploskonka, A. M.; Hartlieb, K. J.; McEntee, M.; Mahle, J. J.; Buchanan, J. H.; Durke, E. M.; Al-Juaid, S. S.; Stoddart, J. F.; DeCoste, J. B.; Hupp, J. T.; Farha, O. K. Postsynthetic incorporation of a Singlet Oxygen Photosensitizer in a Metal-Organic Framework for Fast and Selective Oxidative Detoxification of Sulfur Mustard. Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 214-218.
  23. Liu, Y.#; Buru, C. T.#; Howarth, A. J.; Mahle, J. J.; Buchanan, J. H.; DeCoste, J. B.; Hupp, J. T.; Farha, O. K. Efficient and Selective Oxidation of Sulfur Mustard using Singlet Oxygen Generated by a Pyrene-based Metal-Organic Frameworks. J. Mater. Chem. A. 2016, 4, 13809-13813
  24. Xu, Y.; Vermeulen, N. A.; Liu, Y.; Hupp, J. T.; Farha, O. K. SALE-Ing a MOF-Based “Ship of Theseus.” Sequential Building-Block Replacement for Complete Reformulation of a Pillared-Paddlewheel Metal-Organic Framework. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2016, 4345-4348.
  25. Liu, Y.; Klet, R. C.; Hupp, J. T.; Farha, O. K. Probing the Correlations Between the Defects in Metal-Organic Frameworks and Their Catalytic Activity by an Epoxide Ring-opening Reaction. Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 7806-7809.
  26. Howarth, A. J.#; Liu, Y.#; Li, P.; Li, Z.; Wang, T. C.; Hupp, J. T.; Farha, O. K. Chemical, Thermal and Mechanical Stabilities of Metal-Organic Frameworks. Nat. Rev. Mater. 2016, 1, 15018. (Featured Cover Story)
  27. Thornburg, N. E.; Liu, Y.; Li, P.; Hupp, J. T.; Farha, O. K.; Notestein, J. M. MOFs and Their Grafted Analogues: Regioselective Epoxide Ring-opening with Zr6 Nodes. Catal. Sci. Technol. 2016, Advanced Article.
  28. Klet, R. C.; Liu, Y.; Wang, T. C.; Hupp, J. T.; Farha, O. K. Evaluation of Brønsted Acidity and Proton Topology in Zr- and Hf-based Metal-Organic Frameworks Using Potentiometric Acid-Base Titration. J. Mater. Chem. A. 2016, 4, 1479-1485.
  29. Platero-Prats, A.; Mavrandonakis, A. M.; Gallington, L. C.; Liu, Y.; Hupp, J. T.; Farha, O. K.; Cramer, C. J.; Chapman, K. W. Structural Transitions of the Metal-Oxide Nodes within Metal-Organic Frameworks: On the Local Structures of NU-1000 and UiO-66. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 4178-4185.
  30. Liu, Y.; Moon, S.-Y.; Hupp, J. T.; Farha, O. K. Dual-Function Metal-Organic Framework as a Versatile Catalyst for Detoxifying Chemical Warfare Agent Simulants. ACS Nano. 2015, 9, 12358-12364.
  31. Liu, Y.#; Howarth, A. J.#; Hupp, J. T.; Farha, O. K. Selective Photooxidation of a Mustard-Gas Simulant Catalyzed by a Porphyrinic Metal-Organic Framework. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 9001-9005.
  32. Moon, S.-Y.*; Liu, Y.*; Hupp, J. T.; Farha, O. K. Instantaneous Hydrolysis of Nerve-Agent Simulants with a Six-Connected Zirconium-Based Metal-Organic Framework. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 6795-6799.
  33. Wang, S.; Morris, W.; Liu, Y.; McGuirk, M.C.; Zhou, Y.; Hupp, J. T.; Farha, O. K.; Mirkin, C. A. Surface-Specific Functionalization of Nanoscale Metal-Organic Frameworks. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 14738-14742.
  34. Howarth, A. J.; Liu, Y.; Hupp, J. T.; Farha, O. K. Metal-Organic Frameworks for Applications in Remediation of Oxyanion/Cation-contaminated Water. CrystEngComm. 2015, 17, 7245-7253.
  35. Chen, Y.-P.; Liu, Y.; Liu, D.; Bosch, M.; Zhou, H.-C. Direct Measurement of Adsorbed Gas Redistribution in Metal-Organic Frameworks. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 2919-2930.
  36. Beyzavi, M. H.*; Stephenson, C.*; Liu, Y.*; Hupp, J. T.; Farha, O. K. Metal-Organic Framework-based Catalysts: Chemical Fixation of CO2 with Epoxides leading to Cyclic Organic Carbonates. Front. Energy. Res. 2015, 2, 63.
  37. Liu, T.-F.; Zou, L.; Feng, D.; Chen, Y.-P.; Fordham, S.; Wang, X.; Liu, Y.; Zhou, H.-C. Stepwise Synthesis of Robust Metal-Organic Frameworks via Postsynthetic Metathesis and Oxidation of Metal Nodes in a Single-Crystal to Single-Crystal Transformation. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 7813-7816.
  38. Xie, Y.; Yang, H.; Wang, U. Z.; Liu, Y.; Li, J.-R.; Zhou, H.-C. Unusual Preservation of Polyhedral Molecular Building Units in a Metal-Organic Framework with Evident Desymmetrization in Ligand Design. Chem. Comm. 2014, 50, 563-565.
  39. Zhang, M.; Lu, W.; Li, J.-R.; Bosch, M.; Chen, Y.-P.; Liu, T.-F.; Liu, Y.; Zhou, H.-C. Design and synthesis of nucleobase-incorporated metal-organic materials. Inorg. Chem. Front. 2014, 1, 159-162.
  40. Liu, Y.; Chen, Y.-P.; Liu, T.-F.; Yakovenko, A. A.; Raiff, A. M.; Zhou, H.-C. Selective Gas Adsorption and Unique Phase Transition Properties in a Stable Magnesium Metal-Organic Framework Constructed from Infinite Metal Chains. CrystEngComm. 2013, 15, 9688-9693.
  41. Liu, Y.; Li, J.-R.; Verdegaal, W. M.; Liu, T.-F.; Zhou, H.-C. Isostructural Metal-Organic Frameworks Assembled from Functionalized Di-isophthalate Ligands through a Ligand Truncation Strategy. Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 5637-5643.
  42. Liu, Y.; Wang, U. Z.; Zhou, H.-C. Recent Advances in Carbon Dioxide Capture with Metal-Organic Frameworks. Greenhouse Gas Sci. and Technol. 2012, 2, 239-259.


Farha, O. K.; Hupp, J. T.; Beyzavi, M. H.; Stephenson, C. J.; Liu. Y. Hafnium-based metal-organic frameworks as epoxide ring-opening catalysts. US Patent App. 2019, 16/256, 141.

Master's Theses

  1. Hannah Tjitradjaja (2023). The removal of perfluorooctanoic acid and perfluorooctanesulfonate using metal-organic frameworks, Master's thesis (Chemistry)
  2. Jin Yoon (2023). Regiochemistry of singlet oxygen ene reaction in metal-organic frameworks, Master's thesis (Chemistry)
  3. Brian Martinez (2022). Solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells from metal-organic frameworks constructed with Aryl 2,2'-bipyridines, Master's thesis (Materials Science and Engineering)
  4. Suki Liang (2022). The effect of PEGylated metal-organic frameworks for pH-responsive drug delivery, Master's thesis (Materials Science and Engineering)
  5. Anthony Castro (2021). Degradation of a nerve agent simulant by implementing imidazole-based structures in metal-organic frameworks, Master's thesis (Chemistry)
  6. Akilah Miller (2021). Ruthenium-terpyridine MOFs and MOF-derived titanium oxide materials for photovoltaics, Master's thesis (Chemistry)
  7. Jose Smith (2021). The modification of metal-organic frameworks for drug delivery, Master's thesis (Chemistry)
  8. Sergio Iglesias Jimenez, (2020). Incorporation of ruthenium (II) bipyridine based metal-organic framework as a photosensitizer in solid-state dye-sensitized photovoltaic cells, Master's thesis (Chemistry)
  9. Joshua Sosa, (2020). Terpyridine-ruthenium based metal-organic frameworks and their applications in photovoltaic cells, Master's thesis (Chemistry)
  10. Timothy Bennett, (2020). Catalytic oxidation of sulfur-mustard analogues using metal-organic frameworks, Master's thesis (Chemistry)
  11. Roberto Tovar, (2019). Utilizing metal-organic frameworks to improve the efficiency and capability of catalytic converters, Master's thesis (Chemistry)
  12. Shaanti Trikha, (2019). Integration of metal-organic frameworks into dye-sensitizing solid-state solar cells, Master's thesis (Chemistry)

Undergraduate Honors Theses

  1. Alisa Quon (2022). Porphyrinic Metal-Organic Frameworks for the Photocatalytic Degradation of a Mustard Gas Simulant 
  2. Anna Nguyen (2022). Exploring the Photocatalytic Activity of Porphyrinic Metal-Organic Frameworks in the Detoxification of a Mustard Gas Simulant
  3. Yessica Nelson (2020). Novel Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) and Hybrid Materials for Environmental Applications
  4. Shirell Klein (2020). Responsive Adsorptive Properties of Zr-based Metal-Organic Framework-Hydrogel Composites
  5. Edgar Papazyan (2020). Investigation of the Photocatalytic Properties of a Tin-doped Porphyrinic Metal-Organic Framework in the Detoxification of a Mustard Gas Simulant
  6. Branon Liu (2019). Investigation of Singlet Oxygen Photosensitization of a Porphyrinic Metal-Organic Framework