Prof Shane Telfer

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Professor in Chemistry

Institute of Fundamental Sciences

Contact details
Telephone: +64 (06) 356 9099  ext. 84656
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Research Expertise

Research Interests

We are interested in all aspects of supramolecular chemistry and functional materials, especially those involving  transition metals. We focus on the design of molecule-based materials, implement methods for their synthesis, then investigate their properties.  Molecular design, synthetic chemistry, and materials analysis underpin our research. Our current primary focal points are  metal-organic framework (MOF) 'molecular sponges' that can be used for gas separation, storage and catalysis, and chromophoric transition metal complexes.

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Resource Development and Management, Design – for Commerce, Community and Culture, Health and Well-being, Future Food Systems

Area of Expertise

Field of Research Codes
Chemical Characterisation of Materials (030301): Chemical Science (030000):
Engineering (090000): Functional Materials (091205):
Inorganic Chemistry (030200): Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry (030300): Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry not elsewhere classified (030399):
Materials Engineering (091200):
Nanochemistry and Supramolecular Chemistry (030302): Synthesis of Materials (030306)

Research Projects

Completed Projects

Project Title: Creating nothing out of something: A route to ultraporous metal-organic frameworks

Date Range: 2011 - 2016

Funding Body: Marsden Fund - Full

Project Team:

Research Outputs

Journal

Ablott, TA., Turzer, M., Telfer, SG., & Richardson, C. (2016). High Temperature Postsynthetic Rearrangement of Dimethylthiocarbamate-Functionalized Metal-Organic Frameworks. Crystal Growth and Design. 16(12), 7067-7073
[Journal article]Authored by: Telfer, S.
Yang, H., Bradley, SJ., Chan, A., Waterhouse, GIN., Nann, T., Kruger, PE., . . . Telfer, SG. (2016). Catalytically Active Bimetallic Nanoparticles Supported on Porous Carbon Capsules Derived from Metal-Organic Framework Composites. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 138(36), 11872-11881
[Journal article]Authored by: Telfer, S.
Ferguson, A., Liu, L., Tapperwijn, SJ., Perl, D., Coudert, FX., Van Cleuvenbergen, S., . . . Telfer, SG. (2016). Controlled partial interpenetration in metal-organic frameworks. Nature Chemistry. 8(3), 250-257
[Journal article]Authored by: Telfer, S.
Lee, SJ., Doussot, C., Baux, A., Liu, L., Jameson, GB., Richardson, C., . . . Telfer, SG. (2016). Multicomponent Metal-Organic Frameworks as Defect-Tolerant Materials. Chemistry of Materials. 28(1), 368-375
[Journal article]Authored by: Jameson, G., Telfer, S.
Yang, H., Kruger, PE., & Telfer, SG. (2015). Metal-Organic Framework Nanocrystals as Sacrificial Templates for Hollow and Exceptionally Porous Titania and Composite Materials. Inorganic Chemistry. 54(19), 9483-9490
[Journal article]Authored by: Telfer, S.
Liu, L., & Telfer, SG. (2015). Systematic ligand modulation enhances the moisture stability and gas sorption characteristics of quaternary metal-organic frameworks. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 137(11), 3901-3909
[Journal article]Authored by: Telfer, S.
Liu, L., Konstas, K., Hill, MR., & Telfer, SG. (2013). Programmed pore architectures in modular quaternary metal-organic frameworks. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 135(47), 17731-17734
[Journal article]Authored by: Telfer, S.
Deshpande, RK., Waterhouse, GIN., Jameson, GB., & Telfer, SG. (2012). Photolabile protecting groups in metal-organic frameworks: Preventing interpenetration and masking functional groups. Chemical Communications. 48(10), 1574-1576
[Journal article]Authored by: Jameson, G., Telfer, S.
Lun, DJ., Waterhouse, GIN., & Telfer, SG. (2011). A general thermolabile protecting group strategy for organocatalytic metal-organic frameworks. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 133(15), 5806-5809
[Journal article]Authored by: Telfer, S.
Deshpande, RK., Minnaar, JL., & Telfer, SG. (2010). Thermolabile groups in metal-organic frameworks: Suppression of network interpenetration, post-synthetic cavity expansion, and protection of reactive functional groups. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 49(27), 4598-4602
[Journal article]Authored by: Telfer, S.

Supervision and Teaching

Courses Coordinated

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