Miguel Rivera Torrente

Miguel Rivera Torrente
David de Wiedgebouw
Room 4th floor study area

Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) are porous materials consisting of metal atoms or clusters coordinated to organic linkers forming 3D structures that can act both as supports and heterogeneous catalysts. Our goal is to understand their properties when used for such applications and the implications that lattice defects can have on them, by combining synthesis and catalytic testing with micro-spectroscopy (in-situ FT-IR, Raman, UV-vis and X-ray). This research is funded by the EU ITN Marie Curie program DEFNET (Nr. 641887).


Mandemaker, L D B; Rivera-Torrente, M; Delen, G; Hofmann, J P; Lorenz, M; Belianinov, A; Weckhuysen, B M

Nanoweb Surface-Mounted Metal–Organic Framework Films with Tunable Amounts of Acid Sites as Tailored Catalysts Journal Article

Chemistry - A European Journal, 26 (3), pp. 691-698, 2020.

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Rivera-Torrente, M; Mejía, Hernández C; Hartman, T; de Jong, K P; Weckhuysen, B M

Impact of Niobium in the Metal–Organic Framework-Mediated Synthesis of Co-Based Catalysts for Synthesis Gas Conversion Journal Article

Catalysis Letters, 149 (12), pp. 3279-3286, 2019.

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Rivera-Torrente, M; Pletcher, P D; Jongkind, M K; Nikolopoulos, N; Weckhuysen, B M

Ethylene Polymerization over Metal-Organic Framework Crystallites and the Influence of Linkers on Their Fracturing Process Journal Article

ACS Catalysis, 9 (4), pp. 3059-3069, 2019.

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Rivera-Torrente, M; Filez, M; Schneider, C; Feltz, Van Der E C; Wolkersdörfer, K; Taffa, D H; Wark, M; Fischer, R A; Weckhuysen, B M

Micro-spectroscopy of HKUST-1 metal-organic framework crystals loaded with tetracyanoquinodimethane: Effects of water on host-guest chemistry and electrical conductivity Journal Article

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 21 (46), pp. 25678-25689, 2019.

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Rivera-Torrente, M; Filez, M; Hardian, R; Reynolds, E; Seoane, B; Coulet, M -V; Palacio, Oropeza F E; Hofmann, J P; Fischer, R A; Goodwin, A L; Llewellyn, P L; Weckhuysen, B M

Metal-Organic Frameworks as Catalyst Supports: Influence of Lattice Disorder on Metal Nanoparticle Formation Journal Article

Chemistry - A European Journal, 24 (29), pp. 7498-7506, 2018.

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Marquez, C; Rivera-Torrente, M; Paalanen, P P; Weckhuysen, B M; Cirujano, F G; Vos, De D; Baerdemaeker, De T

Increasing the availability of active sites in Zn-Co double metal cyanides by dispersion onto a SiO2 support Journal Article

Journal of Catalysis, 354 , pp. 92-99, 2017.

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