Tunable Metal-Organic Frameworks for Detection and Capture of Phosphine and Other Hazardous Gases

This proposal aims to develop the next generation of smart materials to remove hazardous substances Canadians breathe in different environments from enclosed public buildings to industrial facilities. These hazards put the Canadians at risk, especially when in chronic contact even at low concentrations in the air. The Canadian company HFI Pyrotechnics Inc. and the University of Ottawa are partnering to contribute to the development of new filtering technologies against hazardous gases, which will assure the safety of HFI’s employees within their facility. The Murugesu Group at uOttawa has been putting efforts to discover efficient materials that work like smart sponges able to capture hazards from the air with high efficiency. This partnership will open avenues to expand the application of these sponges to detect, capture, and quantify hazardous gases in different environments including indoors and outdoors in Canada.

Faculty Supervisor:

Muralee Murugesu


Walace Doti do Pim


HFI Pyrotechnics Inc


Biochemistry / Molecular biology




University of Ottawa



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