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(105) M. Gutiérrez, A.F. Möslein, and J.C. Tan*, "Facile and Fast Transformation of Non-Luminescent to Highly Luminescent MOFs: Acetone Sensing for Diabetes Diagnosis and Lead Capture from Polluted Water", Submitted (2020) / [Preprint].

(104) A.S. Babal, B.E. Souza, A.F. Möslein, M. Gutiérrez, M.D. Frogley, and J.C. Tan*, “Broadband dielectric behavior of MIL-100 metal-organic framework as a function of structural amorphization”, Submitted (2020) / [Preprint].

(103) B.E. Souza, A.F. Möslein, K. Titov, J.D. Taylor, S. Rudić, and J.C. Tan*, "Drug guest molecules as modulators during one-step mechanochemical encapsulation in MIL‑100 (Fe) framework", Submitted (2020) / Preprint [ChemRxiv].

(102) Y. Sun*, S.M.J. Rogge*, A. Lamaire, S. Vandenbrande, J. Wieme, C.R. Siviour, V. Van Speybroeck*, and J.C. Tan*, “High rate nanofluidic energy absorption in porous zeolitic frameworks”, Submitted (2020) / Preprint.


(101) S.M. Vornholt, M.J. Duncan, S.J. Warrender, R. Semino, N.A. Ramsahye, G. Maurin, M.W. Smith, J.C. Tan, D.N. Miller, and R.E. Morris, "A Multi-Faceted Study to Understand the Nitric Oxide Release Behavior of Metal-Organic Framework Composite Materials", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 12, 58263-58276 (2020). 
Open Access: [DOI] [pdf] [SI]. ACS Editors' Choice

(100) A.F. Möslein, M. Gutiérrez, B. Cohen, and J.C.Tan*, "Near-field infrared nanospectroscopy reveals guest confinement in metal-organic framework single crystals", Nano Letters, 20, 7446−7454 (2020) [DOI] [pdf] [SI] / [arXiv]

(99) M. Gutiérrez, C. Martín, B.E. Souza, M. Van der Auweraer, J. Hofkens, and J.C. Tan*, "Highly Luminescent Silver-Based MOFs: From scalable eco-friendly synthesis to photonics sensors and electroluminescent devices", Applied Materials Today, 21, 100817 (2020) [DOI] [pdf] [SI].

(98) Z. Zeng, I.S. Flyagina, and J.C. Tan*, "Nanomechanical Properties and Failure Mechanisms of Two‑Dimensional Metal-Organic Framework Nanosheets", Nanoscale Advances, 2, 5181-5191 (2020).
Open Access: [DOI] [pdf] [SI]
Journal Cover: [Inside Front Cover]

(97) A.S. Babal and J.C. Tan*, "Influence of mechanical, thermal, and electrical perturbations on the dielectric behaviour of guest-encapsulated HKUST-1 crystals", Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 8, 12886-12892 (2020).
Open Access: [DOI] [pdf] [SI]

(96) L. Mizzi, E. Salvati, A. Spaggiari, J.C Tan, A.M. Korsunsky, "2D Auxetic Metamaterials with Tuneable Micro-/Nanoscale Apertures", Applied Materials Today, 20, 100780 (2020). [DOI] [pdf] [SI]

(95) Y. Zhang, M. Gutiérrez, A.K. Chaudhari, and J.C. Tan*, "Dye-encapsulated zeolitic imidazolate framework (ZIF-71) for fluorochromic sensing of pressure, temperature, and volatile solvents", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 12, 37477-37488 (2020). [DOI] [pdf] [SI] / [arXiv]

(94) B.E. Souza and J.C. Tan*, "Mechanochemical approaches towards the in situ confinement of 5‑FU anti-cancer drug within MIL‑100 (Fe) metal-organic framework", CrystEngComm, 22, 4526 - 4530 (2020). 
Open Access: [DOI] [pdf] [SI]

(93) J. Gandara-Loe, B.E. Souza, A. Missyul, A. Missyul, G. Giraldo, J.C. Tan, J. Silvestre-Albero, "MOF-Based Polymeric Nanocomposite Films as Potential Materials for Drug Delivery Devices in Ocular Therapeutics", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 12, 30189-30197 (2020). [DOI] [pdf] [SI] / [arXiv]

(92) M. Gutiérrez, C. Martín, M. Van der Auweraer, J. Hofkens, and J.C. Tan*, "Electroluminescent Guest@MOF Nanoparticles for Thin Film Optoelectronics and Solid‐State Lighting", Advanced Optical Materials, 8, 2000670 (2020).
Open Access: [DOI] [pdf] [SI
Journal Cover: [Back Cover]

(91) B.E. Souza, A.F. Möslein, K. Titov, J.D. Taylor, S. Rudic, and J.C. Tan*, "Green Reconstruction of MIL‑100 (Fe) in Water for High Crystallinity and Enhanced Guest Encapsulation", ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 8, 8247-8255 (2020). [DOI] [pdf] [SI] / [arXiv]
Journal Cover: [Front Cover
Press Release:
 [ISIS Science Highlights]

(90) A.S. Babal, A.K. Chaudhari, H.H.-M. Yeung, and J.C. Tan*, "Guest-Tunable Dielectric Sensing Using a Single Crystal of HKUST‑1", Advanced Materials Interfaces, 7, 2000408 (2020).
Open Access: [DOI] [pdf] [SI]
Journal Cover: [Inside Cover]

(89) A.K. Chaudhari and J.C. Tan*, "Dual-Guest Functionalised ZIF-8 Framework for 3D Printing White Light-Emitting Composites", Advanced Optical Materials, 8, 1901912 (2020) [DOI] [pdf] [SI] / [arXiv]
Journal Cover:
 [Inside Front Cover]

(88) B.E. Souza, L. Donà, K. Titov, P. Bruzzese, Z.X. Zeng, Y. Zhang, A.S. Babal, A. Möslein, M.D. Frogley, M. Wolna, G. Cinque, B. Civalleri*, and J.C. Tan*, "Elucidating the Drug Release from Metal-Organic Framework Nanocomposites via in situ Synchrotron Microspectroscopy and Theoretical Modelling",  ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 12, 5147-5156 (2020) [DOI] [pdf] [SI]
Press Release:
 [Diamond Light Source - Science Highlights]

(87) L. Mizzi, E. Salvati, A. Spaggiari, J.C. Tan, A.M. Korsunsky, "Highly Stretchable Two-Dimensional Auxetic Metamaterial Sheets Fabricated via Direct-Laser Cutting", International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 167, 105242 (2020). [DOI] [pdf] [SI]



(86) A.S. Babal, L. Donà, M.R. Ryder, K. Titov, A.K. Chaudhari, Z.X. Zeng, C.S. Kelley, M.D. Frogley, G. Cinque, B. Civalleri, and J.C. Tan*, "Impact of pressure and temperature on the broadband dielectric response of the HKUST‑1 metal-organic framework", Journal of Physical Chemistry C123, 29427−29435 (2019). [DOI] [pdf] [SI]

(85) A.K. Chaudhari, B.E. Souza, and J.C. Tan*, "Electrochromic Thin Films of Zn-based MOF-74 Nanocrystals Facilely Grown on Flexible Conducting Substrates at Room Temperature", APL Materials, 7, 081101 (2019). 
Featured Article
Open Access: [DOI] [pdf] [SI] [Video demo]

(84) E.M. Mahdi, C. Cuadrado-Collados, J. Silvestre-Albero*, and J.C. Tan*, "Polymer nanocomposites functionalised with nanocrystals of zeolitic imidazolate framework (ZIFs) as ethylene control agents", Materials Today Advances, 2, 100008 (2019). (Invited)
Open Access: [DOI] [pdf] [SI]
Press Release - [Materials Today]

(83) M.G. Ehrenreich, Z. Zeng, S. Burger, M. Warren, M.W. Gaultois, J.C. Tan* and G. Kieslich*, "Mechanical Properties of the Ferroelectric Metal-Free Perovskite [MDABCO](NH4)I3", ChemComm, 55, 3911–3914 (2019). [DOI] [pdf] [SI

(82) B.E. Souza, S. Rudić, K. Titov, A.S. Babal, J.D. Taylor and J.C. Tan*, "Guest‑Host Interactions of Nanoconfined Anti-Cancer Drug in Metal‑Organic Framework Exposed by Terahertz Dynamics", ChemComm, 55, 3868–3871 (2019). 
[DOI] [pdf] [SI] [Front Cover]
Press Release - [ISIS Science Highlights]

(81) K. Titov, D.B. Eremin, A.S. Kashin, R. Boada, B.E. Souza, C.S.Kelley, M.D. Frogley, G. Cinque, D. Gianolio, G. Cibin, S. Rudić, V.P. Ananikov*, and J.C. Tan*, "OX‑1 Metal-Organic Framework Nanosheets as Robust Hosts for Highly Active Catalytic Palladium Species", ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 7, 5875–5885 (2019). [DOI] [pdf] [SI]


(80) Y. Sun, Y Li, and J.C. Tan*, "Liquid Intrusion into Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework-7 Nanocrystals: Exposing the Roles of Phase Transition and Gate Opening to Enable Energy Absorption Applications", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 10, 41831−41838 (2018). [DOI] [pdf] [SI]

(79) M.R. Ryder, Z. Zeng, K. Titov, Y. Sun, E.M. Mahdi, I. Flyagina, T.D. Bennett, B. Civalleri, C.S. Kelley, M.D. Frogley, G. Cinque, and J.C. Tan*, "Dielectric Properties of Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks in the Broad-Band Infrared Regime", The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters (JPCL)9, 2678-2684 (2018). [DOI] [pdf] [SI]

(78) S. Mukherjee, Z. Zeng, M.M. Shirolkar, P. Samanta, A.K. Chaudhari, J.C. Tan*, and S.K. Ghosh*, "Self-assembled, Fluorine-rich Porous Organic Polymers: A Class of Mechanically Stiff and Hydrophobic Materials", Chemistry - A European Journal, 24, 11771-11778 (2018). [DOI] [pdf] [SI]

(77) Y. Sun, Y Li, and J.C. Tan*, “Framework Flexibility of ZIF-8 Under Liquid Intrusion: Discovering Time-Dependent Mechanical Response and Structural Relaxation”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP), 20, 10108-10113 (2018). [DOI] [pdf] [SI]

(76) A.K. Chaudhari and J.C. Tan*, "Mechanochromic MOF nanoplates: spatial molecular isolation of light-emitting guests in a sodalite framework structure", Nanoscale, 10, 3953-3960 (2018). [DOI] [pdf] [SI]

(75)  L. Mizzi, E.M. Mahdi, K. Titov, R. Gatt, D. Attard, K.E. Evans, J.N. Grima, J.C. Tan*, "Mechanical Metamaterials with Star-Shaped Pores Exhibiting Negative and Zero Poisson's Ratio", Materials and Design, 146, 28–37 (2018). [DOI] [pdf] [SI]

(74) J.P. Mehta, T. Tian, Z. Zeng, G. Divitini, B.M. Connolly, P.A. Midgley, J.C. Tan, D. Fairen-Jimenez and A.E.H. Wheatley, "Sol-Gel Synthesis of Robust Metal-Organic Frameworks for Nanoparticle Encapsulation", Advanced Functional Materials, 28, 1705588 (2018). 
Open Access: [DOI] [pdf] [SI]

(73) T. Tian, Z. Zeng, D. Vulpe, M. Casco, G. Divitini, P. Midgley, J. Silvestre Albero, J.C. Tan, P. Moghadam, and D. Fairen-Jimenez, "A sol–gel monolithic metal–organic framework with enhanced methane uptake", Nature Materials, 17, 174–179 (2018). [DOI] [pdf] [SI]



(72) Z. Zeng and J.C. Tan*, "AFM Nanoindentation to Quantify the Mechanical Properties of Nano- and Micron-Sized Crystals of a Metal-Organic Framework Material", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 9, 39839–39854 (2017). [DOI] [pdf] [SI]

(71) K. Titov, Z. Zeng, M.R. Ryder, A.K. Chaudhari, B. Civalleri, C.S. Kelley, M.D. Frogley, G. Cinque, and J.C. Tan*, "Probing Dielectric Properties of Metal-Organic Frameworks: MIL-53(Al) as a Model System for Theoretical Predictions and Experimental Measurements via Synchrotron Far- and Mid-InfraRed Spectroscopy", The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters (JPCL), 8, 5035–5040 (2017). [DOI] [pdf] [SI]

(70) I.S. Flyagina, E.M. Mahdi, K. Titov, and J.C. Tan*, “Thermo-Mechanical Properties of Mixed-Matrix Membranes Encompassing Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework-90 and Polyvinylidene difluoride: ZIF-90/PVDF Nanocomposites”, APL Materials, 5, 086104 (2017). 
Open Access: [DOI] [pdf] [SI]

(69) A.K. Chaudhari and J.C. Tan*, "A Mechano-Responsive Supramolecular Metal-Organic Framework (SupraMOF) Gel Material Rich in ZIF‑8 Nanoplates", Chem.Comm., 53, 8491-8626 (2017).
Open Access: [DOI] [pdf] [Front Cover] [Video Demo] [SI]

(68) M.R. Ryder, T.D. Bennett, C.S. Kelley, M.D. Frogley, G. Cinque, and J.C. Tan*, "Tracking Thermal-Induced Amorphization of a Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework via Synchrotron In Situ Far-Infrared Spectroscopy", Chem.Comm., 53, 7041-7044 (2017). [DOI] [pdf] [SI]

(67) C.S. Coates, M.R. Ryder, J.A. Hill, J.C. Tan*, A.L. Goodwin*, "Large Elastic Recovery of Zinc Dicyanoaurate" APL Materials, 5, 066107 (2017). Open Access: [DOI] [pdf] [SI]

(66) M.R. Ryder, B. Van de Voorde, B. Civalleri, T.D. Bennett, S. Mukhopadhyay, G. Cinque, F. Fernandez-Alonso, D. De Vos, S. Rudic, and J.C. Tan*, "Detecting Molecular Rotational Dynamics Complementing the Low-Frequency Terahertz Vibrations in a Zirconium-Based Metal-Organic Framework", Physical Review Letters, 118, 255502 (2017). [DOI] [pdf] [SI]
Press Release: [ISIS Science News] [Diamond Science Highlights]

(65) A.K. ChaudhariH.J. KimI. Han, and J.C. Tan*, "Optochemically Responsive 2D Nanosheets of a 3D Metal-Organic Framework Material", Advanced Materials, 29, 1701463 (2017).
Open Access: [DOI] [pdf] [Journal Cover] [SI]
Press Release: [Oxford University News] [Video Demo]

(64) Z. Hu, E.M. Mahdi, Y. Peng, Y. Qian, B. Zhang, N. Yan, D. Yuan, J.C. Tan*, and D. Zhao*, "Kinetically Controlled Synthesis of Two-Dimensional Zr/Hf Metal-Organic Nanosheets via Modulated Hydrothermal Approach", Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 5 8954-8963 (2017). [DOI] [pdf] [SI]

(63) T. Sui, K. Titov, S. Ying, H. Zhang, I.P. Dolbnya, J.C. Tan, and A.M. Korsunsky, Probing the nano-scale architecture of diamond-patterned electrospun fibre mats by synchrotron small angle X-ray scattering, RSC Advances, 7, 8200–8204 (2017). Open Access: [DOI] [pdf]

(62) B.N. Joshi, G.J. Lee, S. An, D.Y. Kim, J.S. Lee, Y.K. Hwang, J.S. Chang, S. Al-Deyab, J.C. Tan*, and S.S. Yoon*, "Tuning Crystalline Structure of Zeolitic Metal–Organic Frameworks by Supersonic Spraying of Precursor Nanoparticle Suspensions", Materials & Design, 114, 416–423 (2017). [DOI] [pdf]



(61) K. Titov and J.C. Tan*, "Facile Patterning of Electrospun Polymer Fibers Enabled by Electrostatic Lensing Interactions", APL Materials, 4, 086107 (2016). Open Access: [DOI] [pdf] [SI]

(60) E.M. Mahdi and J.C. Tan*, "Dynamic Molecular Interactions Between Polyurethane and ZIF-8 in a Polymer-MOF Nanocomposite: Microstructural, Thermo-Mechanical and Viscoelastic Effects", Polymer, 97, 31-43 (2016). [DOI] [pdf] [SI]
AudioSlides: [Elsevier AudioSlides presentation

(59) M.R. Ryder, B. Civalleri, G. Cinque and J.C. Tan*, (INVITED - 2016 New Talent: Crystal engineering at its biggest and strongest): "Discovering Connections Between Terahertz Vibrations and Elasticity Underpinning the Collective Dynamics of the HKUST-1 Metal-Organic Framework", CrystEngComm, 18, 4303-4312 (2016). [DOI] [pdf] [SI]
Journal Cover: [CrystEngComm Issue 23/2016]
Press Release: [Diamond Light Source - Science Highlights]

(58) M.R. Ryder, B. Civalleri and J.C. Tan*, "Isoreticular Zirconium-Based Metal-Organic Frameworks: Discovering Mechanical Trends and Elastic Anomalies Controlling Chemical Structure Stability", Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP), 18, 9079 - 9087 (2016). [DOI] [pdf] [SI]

(57) A.K. Chaudhari, M.R. Ryder and J.C. Tan*, "Photonic Hybrid Crystals Constructed from In Situ Host-Guest Nanoconfinement of a Light-Emitting Complex in Metal-Organic Framework Pores", Nanoscale, 8, 6851–6859 (2016). [DOI] [pdf] [SI]

(56) D.Y. Kim, B.N. Joshi, J.G. Lee, J.H. Lee, J.S. Lee, Y.K. Hwang, J.S. Chang, S. Al-Deyab, J.C. Tan*, S.S. Yoon*, "Supersonic Cold Spraying for Zeolitic Metal-Organic Framework Films", Chemical Engineering Journal, 295, 49-56 (2016). [DOI] [pdf] [SI]

(55) S. An, J.S. Lee, B.N. Joshi, H.S. Jo, K. Titov, J.S. Chang, C.H. Jun, S.S. Al-Deyab, Y.K. Hwang, J.C. Tan*, S.S. Yoon*, "Freestanding Fiber Mats of Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework-7 via One-Step, Scalable Electrospinning", Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 133, 43788 (2016). [DOI] [pdf] [SI]

(54) E.M. Mahdi, A.K. Chaudhari and J.C. Tan*, (INVITED - Inaugural Issue) "Capture and Immobilisation of Iodine (I2) Utilising Polymer-Based ZIF-8 Nanocomposite Membranes", Molecular Systems Design & Engineering, 1, 122-131 (2016). [DOI] [pdf] [SI]

(53) M. Covaciu, E. Richter, M. Walczak, J.C. Tan and J.M. del Valle, "A Method for Fabricating Stainless Steel Pellets With Open-Cell Porosity by Alkaline Leaching of Silica Template", Advanced Engineering Materials, 18, 1616-1625 (2016). [DOI] [pdf]

(52) E.M. Mahdi and J.C. Tan*, "Mixed-Matrix Membranes of Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework (ZIF-8)/Matrimid Nanocomposite: Thermo-Mechanical Stability and Viscoelasticity Underpinning Membrane Separation Performance", Journal of Membrane Science, 498, 276–290 (2016). [DOI] [pdf] [SI]
AudioSlides: [Elsevier AudioSlides Presentation]

(51) M.R. Ryder, and J.C. Tan*, (INVITED) “Explaining the Mechanical Mechanisms of Zeolitic Metal-Organic Frameworks: Revealing Auxeticity and Anomalous Elasticity”, Dalton Transactions, Themed issue: Flexibility and Disorder in MOFs. 45, 4154 - 4161 (2016). [DOI] [pdf]

(50) S. Tan, S. Ying, K. Titov, I.P. Dolbnya, J.C. Tan, A.M. Korsunsky, "Operando observation of the Taylor cone during electrospinning by multiple synchrotron X-ray techniques", Materials & Design110, 933-934 (2016). [DOI] [pdf]


(49) T.D. Bennett†, J.C. Tan†, Y. Z. Yue†, E. Baxter, C. Ducati, N. Terril, H.H.M. Yeung, Z. Zhou, W. Chen, S. Henke, A. K. Cheetham and G. N. Greaves†, “Hybrid Glasses from Strong and Fragile Metal-Organic Framework Liquids”, Nature Communications, 6, 8079 (2015). 
†Equal Contributing Authors
Open Access: [DOI] [pdf] [SI]
Press Release: [Diamond Light Source] [Cambridge University] [Materials Today] [ChemistryWorld]

(48) A.K. Chaudhari, I.T. Han and J.C. Tan*, "Multifunctional Supramolecular Hybrid Materials Constructed from Hierarchical Self-Ordering of in situ Generated Metal-Organic Framework (MOF) Nanoparticles", Advanced Materials, 27(30), 4438-4446 (2015).

Open Access: [DOI] [pdf] [SI]
Journal Cover: [Adv. Mater. Issue 30/2015 pp.4523]
Press Release: [Oxford Science Blog - "Shape-shifting gels get smarter"] [] []

(47) S. Neelakantan, J.C. Tan, and A.E. Markaki, “Out-of-plane Auxeticity in Sintered Fibre Network Mats”,
Scripta Materialia, 106, 30-33 (2015). [DOI] [pdf]

(46) I. Buchan, M.R. Ryder, and J.C. Tan*, “Micromechanical Behavior of Polycrystalline Metal-Organic Framework Thin Films Synthesized by Electrochemical Reaction”, Crystal Growth & Design, 15(4), 1991-1999 (2015). [DOI] [pdf] [SI]

(45) J.C. Tan* and B. Civalleri, "Metal–Organic Frameworks and Hybrid Materials: From Fundamentals to Applications", CrystEngComm, Guest Editorial for Themed Issue on MOFs and Hybrid Materials, 17, 197-198 (2015). [DOI] [pdf]

(44) J.C. Tan*, B. Civalleri, A. Erba, E. Albanese, (INVITED) "Quantum mechanical predictions to elucidate the anisotropic elastic properties of zeolitic imidazolate frameworks: ZIF-4 vs. ZIF-zni", CrystEngComm - Themed Issue on MOFs and Hybrid Materials, 17, 375-382 (2015). [DOI] [pdf] [SI]
Journal Cover: [CrystEngComm Issue 2/2015]

(43) T.D. Bennett, J. Sotelo, J.C. Tan, S.A. Moggach, (INVITED) "Mechanical Properties of Zeolitic Metal-Organic Frameworks: Mechanically Flexible Topologies and Stabilization against Structural Collapse", CrystEngComm, 17, 286-289 (2015). [DOI] [pdf] [SI]

(42) B. Van de Voorde, I. Stassen, B. Bueken, F. Vermoortele, D.E. De Vos, R. Ameloot, J.C. Tan*, T.D. Bennett*, “Improving the mechanical stability of zirconium-based metal-organic frameworks by incorporation of acidic modulators”, J. Mater. Chem. A, 3(4), 1737-1742 (2015). [DOI] [pdf] [SI]

(41) I. Stassen, M.J. Styles, T.R.C. Van Assche, N. Campagnol, J. Fransaer, J.F.M. Denayer, J.C. Tan, P Falcaro, D.E. De Vos, and R. Ameloot, "Electrochemical Film Deposition of the Zirconium Metal-Organic Framework UiO-66 and Application in Miniaturized Sorbent Trap", Chem. Mater., 27 (5), 1801–1807 (2015). [DOI] [pdf] [SI]



(40) M.R. Ryder, B. Civalleri, T.D. Bennett, S. Henke, S. Rudić, G. Cinque, F. Fernandez-Alonso, J.C. Tan*, “Identifying the Role of Terahertz Vibrations in Metal-Organic Frameworks: From Gate-Opening Phenomenon to Shear-Driven Structural Destabilization” Physical Review Letters 113, 215502 (2014). [DOI] [pdf] [SI
Press Release: [Oxford Science Blog] [ISIS Science News] [Diamond Annual Review 2014/15 + PDF] [] []

(39) N.W. Khun , E.M. Mahdi , S. Ying , T. Sui , A.M. Korsunsky, J.C. Tan*, (INVITED) "Fine-Scale Tribological Performance of Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework (ZIF-8) Based Polymer Nanocomposite Membranes", APL Materials2, 124101 (2014). Invited Article - Special Topic on MOF Materials. [DOI] [pdf] [SI]

(38) M.R. Ryder and J.C. Tan*, (INVITED) “Nanoporous Metal-Organic Framework Materials for Smart Applications”, Invited Review — Special Issue on Smart Materials, Materials Science and Technology, 30(13b), pp. 1598-1612 (2014). [DOI] [pdf


(37) B. Van de Voorde, R. Ameloot, I. Stassen, M. Everaert, D. De Vos*, and J.C. Tan*, “Mechanical Properties of Electrochemically Synthesised Metal-Organic Framework Thin Films”, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 1(46), pp. 7716-7724 (2013). [DOI] [pdf] [SI]

(36) V.I. Hegde, J.C. Tan, U. Waghmare, A.K. Cheetham, "Stacking Faults and Mechanical Behavior Beyond the Elastic Limit of an Imidazole-Based Metal Organic Framework: ZIF-8", The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters4(20), pp. 3377-3381 (2013). [DOI] [ACS LiveSlides] [pdf]

(35) A.P. Smalley, D.G. Reid, J.C. Tan and G.O. Lloyd, “Alternative Synthetic Methodology for the Amide Formation in the Post-Synthetic Modification of Ti-MIL125-NH2”, CrystEngComm, 15(45), pp. 9368-9371 (2013). [DOI] [pdf] [SI]

(34) T.D. Bennett, P.J. Saines, D.A. Keen, J.C. Tan, and A.K. Cheetham, “Ball-milling-induced amorphization of zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs) for the irreversible trapping of iodine”, Chemistry - A European Journal, 19, pp. 7049-7055 (2013). [DOI] [pdf] [SI]

(33) R.C.T. Howe, A.P. Smalley,
 A.P.M. Guttenplan, M.W. R. Doggett, M.D. Eddleston, J.C. Tan and
 G.O. Lloyd, A family of simple benzene 1,3,5-tricarboxamide (BTA) aromatic carboxylic acid hydrogels, Chem. Commun. 49, pp. 4268-4270 (2013). [DOI] [pdf] [SI]

(32) P.J. Saines, M. Steinmann, J.C. Tan, H.H.M. Yeung, and A.K. Cheetham, “Structural Diversity and Luminescent Properties of Lanthanide 2,2- and 2,3-Dimethylsuccinate Frameworks”, CrystEngComm, 15, pp. 100-110 (2013). [DOI] [pdf] [SI]



(31) J.C. Tan, B. Civalleri, C.C. Lin, L. Valenzano, R. Galvelis, P.F. Chen, T.D. Bennett, C. Mellot-Draznieks, C.M. Zicovich-Wilson and A.K. Cheetham,
“Exceptionally Low Shear Modulus in a Prototypical Imidazole-Based Metal-Organic Framework Material”,
 Physical Review Letters 108, 095502 (2012). [DOI] [pdf] [SI]

(30) J.C. Tan, P.J. Saines, E.G. Bithell and A.K. Cheetham, “Hybrid Nanosheets of an Inorganic-Organic Framework Material: Facile Synthesis, Structure and Elastic Properties”,
 ACS Nano 6(1), pp. 615-621 (2012). [DOI] [pdf] [SI]

(29) J.C. Tan*, P. Jain and A.K. Cheetham,
 (INVITED) “Influence of Ligand Field Stabilization Energy on the Elastic Properties of Multiferroic MOFs with the Perovskite Architecture”, Dalton Trans. 41(14), pp. 3949-3952 (2012). [DOI] [pdf] [SI]

(28) A.J. Graham, J.C. Tan, D.R. Allan and S.A. Moggach,
”The Effect of Pressure on Cu-BTC: Framework Compression vs. Guest Inclusion”, Chem. Commun. 48(10), pp. 1535-1537 (2012). [DOI] [pdf]

(27) C.D. Jones, J.C. Tan and G.O. Lloyd,
”Supramolecular Isomerism of a Metallocyclic-based Metal Halide Porous Materials”,
 Chem. Commun. 48(15), 2110-2112 (2012). [DOI] [pdf] [SI]

(26) P.J. Saines, J.C. Tan, H.H.M. Yeung, P.T. Barton and A.K. Cheetham, “Layered Inorganic-Organic Frameworks based on the 2,2-Dimethylsuccinate Ligand: Structural Diversity and its Effect on Nanosheet Exfoliation and Magnetic Properties”, Dalton Trans. 41(28), pp. 8585-8593 (2012). [DOI] [pdf] [SI]

(25) Q. Song, S.K. Nataraj, M. Roussenova, J.C. Tan, D.J. Hughes, W. Li, P. Bourgoin, A. Alam, A.K. Cheetham, S. Al-Muhtaseb & E. Sivaniah, “Zeolitic imidazolate framework (ZIF-8) based polymer nanocomposite membranes for gas separation”, Energy & Environmental Science 5(8), pp. 8359-8369 (2012). [DOI] [pdf] [SI]

(24) P.J. Saines, M. Steinmann, J.C. Tan, H.H.M. Yeung, W. Li, P.T. Barton, and A.K. Cheetham, “Isomer Directed Structural Diversity and its Effect on the Nanosheet Exfoliation and Magnetic Transitions of the 2,3-Dimethylsuccinate Hybrid Frameworks”, Inorg. Chem. 51(20), pp. 11198-11209 (2012). [DOI] [pdf] [SI]




(23) J.C. Tan and A.K. Cheetham,
 (INVITED) “Mechanical Properties of Hybrid Inorganic-Organic Framework Materials: Establishing Fundamental Structure-Property Relationships”, Chem. Soc. Rev. 40(2), pp. 1059-1080 (2011). [DOI] [pdf]

(22) T.D. Bennett, D.A. Keen, J.C. Tan, E.R. Barney, A.L. Goodwin and A.K. Cheetham, “Thermal Amorphization of Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks”,
 Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 50(13), pp. 3067-3071 (2011). [DOI] [pdf] [SI]

(21) T.D. Bennett, P. Simoncic, S.A. Moggach, F. Gozzo, P. Macchi, D.A. Keen, J.C. Tan and A.K. Cheetham, “Reversible Pressure-Induced Amorphization of a Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework”,
 Chem. Commun. 47(28), pp. 3067-3071 (2011). [DOI] [pdf] [SI]

(20) T.D. Bennett, S. Cao, J.C. Tan, D.A. Keen, E.G. Bithell, P.J. Beldon, T. Friscic and A.K. Cheetham, “Facile Mechanosynthesis of Amorphous Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks”,
 J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133(37), pp. 14546–14549 (2011). [DOI] [pdf] [SI]




(19) J.C. Tan, T.D. Bennett and A.K. Cheetham, “Chemical Structure, Network Topology and Porosity Effects on the Mechanical Properties of Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks”, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 107(22), pp. 9938-9943 (2010) [DOI] [pdf] [SI]

(18) M. Kosa†, J.C. Tan†, C.A. Merrill, M. Krack, A.K. Cheetham and M. Parrinello, “Probing the Mechanical Properties of Hybrid Inorganic-Organic Frameworks: A Computational and Experimental Study”, ChemPhysChem 11(11), pp. 2332-2336 (2010) [DOI] [pdf] [SI]

(17) T.D. Bennett, A.L. Goodwin, M.T. Dove, D.A. Keen, M.G. Tucker, E.R. Barney, A.K. Soper, E.G. Bithell, J.C. Tan and A.K. Cheetham, “Structure and Properties of an Amorphous Metal Organic Framework”, Physical Review Letters 104, 115503, pp. 1-4 (2010) [DOI] [pdf] [SI]


(16) T.D. Bennett, J.C. Tan, S.A. Moggach, R. Galvelis, C. Mellot-Draznieks, B.A. Reisner, A. Thirumurugan, D.R. Allan and A.K. Cheetham, “Mechanical Properties of Dense Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks: A High Pressure X-ray Diffraction, Nanoindentation and Computational Study of the Zinc Framework Zn(Im)2 and its Lithium-Boron Analogue, LiB(Im)4”, Chemistry - A European Journal 16(35), pp. 10684-10690 (2010) [DOI] [pdf] [SI]

(15) A. Thirumurugan, J.C. Tan and A.K. Cheetham, “Heterometallic Inorganic-Organic Frameworks of Sodium-Bismuth Benzenedicarboxylates”, Crystal Growth & Design 10(4), pp. 1736-1741 (2010) [DOI] [pdf] [SI]


(14) J.C. Tan, C.A. Merrill, J.B. Orton and A.K. Cheetham, “Anisotropic Mechanical Properties of Polymorphic Hybrid Inorganic-Organic Framework Materials with Different Dimensionalities”, Acta Materialia 57(12), pp. 3481-3496 (2009) [DOI] [pdf]

(13) J.C. Tan, J.D. Furman and A.K. Cheetham, “Relating Mechanical Properties and Chemical Bonding in an Inorganic-Organic Framework Material: A Single-Crystal Nanoindentation Study”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131(40), pp. 14252-14254 (2009) [DOI] [pdf] [SI]


(12) I.O. Golosnoy, J.C. Tan and T.W. Clyne, “Ferrous Fibre Network Materials for Noise Reduction in Gas Turbine Aeroengines, Part 1: Acoustic Effects”, Advanced Engineering Materials 10(3), pp. 192-200 (2008) [DOI] [pdf]

(11) J.C. Tan and T.W. Clyne, “Ferrous Fibre Network Materials for Noise Reduction in Gas Turbine Aeroengines, Part 2: Thermo-Mechanical Stability”, Advanced Engineering Materials 10(3), pp. 201-209 (2008) [DOI] [pdf]



(10) J.C. Tan, S.A. Westgate and T.W. Clyne, “Resistance Welding of Thin Stainless Steel Sandwich Sheets with Fibrous Metallic Cores: Experimental and Numerical Studies”, Science and Technology of Welding and Joining 12(6), pp. 490-504 (2007) [DOI] [pdf]

(9) P. Brown, L. Marston, J. Dean, J.C. Tan, A.E. Markaki and T.W. Clyne, “Stainless Steel Sandwich”, Materials World, 15(2), pp. 26-28 (2007) [DOI] [pdf]



(8) J.C. Tan, J.A. Elliott and T.W. Clyne, “Analysis of Tomography Images of Bonded Fibre Networks to Measure Distributions of Fibre Segment Length and Fibre Orientation”, Advanced Engineering Materials 8(6), pp. 495-500 (2006) [DOI] [pdf]

(7) A. Plati, J.C. Tan, I.O. Golosnoy, R. Perssons, K. van Acker and T.W. Clyne, “Residual Stress Generation during Laser Cladding of Steel with a Particulate Metal Matrix Composite” Advanced Engineering Materials 8(7), pp. 619-624 (2006) [DOI] [pdf]

(6) J.C. Tan, S.A. Tsipas, I.O. Golosnoy, J.A. Curran, S. Paul and T.W. Clyne, “A Steady-State Bi‑Substrate Technique for Measurement of the Thermal Conductivity of Ceramic Coatings”, Surface & Coatings Technology 201(3-4), pp. 1414-1420 (2006) [DOI] [pdf]

(5) T.W. Clyne, I.O. Golosnoy, J.C. Tan and A.E. Markaki, “Porous Materials for Thermal Management under Extreme Conditions”, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A 364(1838), pp. 125-146 (2006) [DOI] [pdf]


(4) T.W. Clyne, A.E. Markaki and J.C. Tan, “Mechanical and Magnetic Properties of Metal Fibre Networks, with and without a Polymeric Matrix”, Composites Science and Technology 65(15-16), pp. 2492-2499 (2005) [DOI] [pdf]


(3) J.C. Tan and M.J. Tan, “Dynamic Continuous Recrystallization Characteristics in Two-Stage Deformation of Mg-3Al-1Zn Alloy Sheet”, Materials Science and Engineering A 339(1-2), pp. 125-133 (2003) [DOI] [pdf]

(2) J.C. Tan and M.J. Tan, “Superplasticity and Grain Boundary Sliding Characteristics in Two-Stage Deformation of Mg-3Al-1Zn Alloy Sheet”, Materials Science and Engineering A 339(1-2), pp. 81-89 (2003) [DOI] [pdf]


(1) J.C. Tan and M.J. Tan, “Superplasticity in a Rolled Mg-3Al-1Zn Alloy by Two Stage Deformation Method”, Scripta Materialia 47(2), pp. 101-106 (2002) [DOI] [pdf]



Book Chapters

E.M. Mahdi and J.C. Tan*, Chapter 4.22: "Metal–Organic Framework Based Composites". In: Beaumont, P.W. R. and Zweben, C.H. (eds.), Comprehensive Composite Materials II. vol. 4, pp. 525–553. Oxford: Academic Press (2018).
[Please email Prof. Tan if you wish to have a copy of this chapter, for personal use]


DPhil (PhD) Theses

(7) Barbara E. Souza, DPhil Thesis, University of Oxford (2020): "Novel nanocomposites integrating MOFs for biomedical engineering". [PDF]

(6) Kirill Titov, DPhil Thesis, University of Oxford (2019): "Towards practical metal-organic framework materials: Operando and in situ studies by leveraging synchrotron and neutron sources" [PDF]

(5) Zhixin Zeng, DPhil Thesis, University of Oxford (2018): "Quantitative studies of the nanoscale mechanical properties of metal-organic framework materials" [PDF]

(4) Siqi Ying (co-supervisor), DPhil Thesis, University of Oxford (2018): "On the mesoscale plasticity of nickel-based superalloy single crystals" [PDF]

(3)  Matthew R. Ryder, DPhil Thesis, University of Oxford (2017): “Physical phenomena in metal-organic frameworks: mechanical, vibrational, and dielectric response” [PDF]

(2) Abhijeet K. Chaudhari, DPhil Thesis, University of Oxford (2017): “Nanoscale engineering of guest@host metal-organic framework materials for optoelectronic properties” [PDF]

(1) Mahdi E. Mahmoud, DPhil Thesis, University of Oxford (2017): “Thermo-mechanical performance and novel applications of nanocomposites incorporating metal-organic frameworks” [PDF]

(0) Jin-Chong Tan, PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge (2005): "Thermo-electrical properties of metallic sandwich sheets and their resistance welding characteristics" [PDF]