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Inorganometallic Catalyst Design Center

Welcome. The Inorganometallic Catalyst Design Center (ICDC) is an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the United States Department of Energy. The ICDC is devoted to computationally-guided discovery of a new class of energy-science-relevant catalytic materials and the underlying structure-function relationships that will guide further catalyst discovery. The catalysts determined in the ICDC are intended to be used for natural gas conversion from alkanes to alcohols.






April 25, 2017. Farha research featured in C&EN in article titled, “Lowest density MOF to date”.

April 25, 2017. ICDC research featured in Frontiers in Energy Research article, written by ICDC members Manuel Ortuno and Zhanyong Li, titled, “Opening Efficient Routes to Everyday Plastics”.

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Dalton Transactions
“Atomic layer deposition of Cu(I) oxide films using Cu(II) bis(dimethylamino-2-propoxide) and water”

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This work was supported as part of the Inorganometallic Catalyst Design Center, an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences (BES), under Award DE-SC0012702.

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