Seth Marder

University of Colorado


Bio – Seth Marder is a Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, and of Chemistry, at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he directs the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute. He is a Fellow of the NAI, APS, RSC, MRS, SPIE, OSA and AAAS and a Member of the World Cultural Council. He has received an MRS Mid-Career Award, an ACS Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, and a Humboldt Senior Research Award.

Abstract Title: Studies on the Formation, Properties, and Applications of Conjugated Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs)

Abstract Body: Three vignettes about covalent organic frameworks (COFs) will be described. In the first study we have found that imine-based two-dimensional (2D) COFs can form more rapidly than previously realized, essentially within a few minutes, and reach peak crystallinity within several hours. In a second study we identified a covalent organic framework (COF) that responds rapidly to the presence of solvent vapor through a passively reversible tautomerization. In a third study, we have synthesized a zinc-porphyrin diacetylide based 2D COF and examined it structural, optical and electronic properties.