M.Sc. Pia Vervoorts

Joined the team in January 2016

Graduated at Ruhr-University Bochum under the guidance of Prof. R. A. Fischer in 2016

Room No.: 4036
Phone: 089 289 54130
E-mail: pia.vervoorts[at]tum.de

Research topic: Tailoring Responsiveness in Metal-Organic Frameworks

In the last two decades, the expanding class of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) has gained a lot of interest due to their outstanding properties (e.g. high surface areas, permanent porosity, reversible guest uptake) and wide range of application possibilities (e.g. gas storage and separation, catalysis, sensing). Pia Vervoorts’ work includes the preparation of functionalized linkers influencing the gas adsorption selectivity towards certain gases. Furthermore, the tailored design is used to trigger the MOFs response to outer stimuli such as the flexibility induced by host-guest interactions.

Selected Publications

P. Vervoorts, J. Keupp, A. Schneemann, C. L. Hobday, D. Daisenberger, R. A. Fischer, R. Schmid, and G. Kieslich, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020 ASAP (Configurational Entropy Driven High-Pressure Behaviour of a Flexible Metal-Organic Framework)

P. Vervoorts, A. Schneemann, I. Hante, J. Pirillo, Y. Hijikata, T. Toyao, K. Kon, K.Shimizu, T. Nakamura, S. Noro, R. A. Fischer ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2020 (Coordinated Water as New Binding Sites for the Separation of Light Hydrocarbons in Metal-Organic Frameworks with Open Metal Sites).

K. T. Butler, P. Vervoorts, M. G. Ehrenreich, J. Armstrong, J. M. Skelton, G. Kieslich, Chem. Mater. 2019, 31, 8366-8372 (Experimental Evidence for Vibrational Entropy as Driving Parameter of Flexibility in the Metal–Organic Framework ZIF-4(Zn)).

D. J. Ashworth, T. M. Roseveare, A. Schneemann, M. Flint, I. Dominguez Bernáldes, P. Vervoorts, R. A. Fischer, L. Brammer, J. A. Foster, Inorg. Chem. 2019, 58, 10837-10845 (Increasing Alkyl Chain Length in a Series of Layered Metal−OrganicFrameworks Aids Ultrasonic Exfoliation to Form Nanosheets).

P. Vervoorts, C. L. Hobday, M. G. Ehrenreich, D. Daisenberger, G. Kieslich Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 2019, 645, 970-974 (The Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework ZIF-4 under Low Hydrostatic Pressures).

A. Schneemann, R. Rudolf, S. J. Baxter, P. Vervoorts, I. Hante, K. Khaletskaya, S. Henke, G. Kieslich, R. A. Fischer Dalton Trans. 2019, 48, 6564-6570 (Flexibility control in alkyl ether-functionalized pillared-layered MOFs by a Cu/Zn mixed metal approach).

A. L. Semrau, S. Wannapaiboon, S. P. Pujari, P. Vervoorts, B. Albada, H. Zuilhof, R. A. Fischer, Cryst. Growth Des. 2019, 19(3), 1738–1747 (Highly porous nanocrystalline UiO-66 thin-films via coordination modulation controlled step-by-step liquid-phase growth).

M. Mendt, P. Vervoorts, A. Schneemann, R. A. Fischer, A. Pöppl J. Phys. Chem. C, 2019. (Probing Local Structural Changes at Cu2+ in a Flexible Mixed-Metal Metal-Organic Framework by in Situ Electron Paramagnetic Resonance during CO2 Ad- and Desorption).

S. Dissegna, P. Vervoorts, C. L. Hobday, T. Düren, D. Daisenberger, A. J. Smith, R. A. Fischer, and G. Kieslich J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140 (37), 11581-11584. (Tuning the Mechanical Response of Metal–Organic Frameworks by Defect Engineering).

A. Schneemann, P. Vervoorts, I. Hante, M. Tu, S. Wannapaiboon, C. Sternemann, M. Paulus, D.C. F. Wieland, S. Henke, R. A. Fischer, Chem. Mater. 2018, 30 (5), 1667–1676. (Different Breathing Mechanisms in Flexible Pillared-Layered Metal–Organic Frameworks: Impact of the Metal Center).