Project

Development of covalent triazine frameworks: a new class of metal-free catalysts for the electrochemical conversion of CO2.

Duration
15 November 2019 → 31 October 2020
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Synthesis of materials
    • Electrochemistry
    • Catalysis
Keywords
Electrocatalysis porous materials sustainable chemistry metal-free
 
Project description

The aim of this research proposal is the synthesis of a novel porous hybrid nanomaterial, in which nitrogen-rich covalent triazine frameworks (CTFs) are covalently grown onto a conductive carbon substrate. The CTFs contain the active sites for the metal-free electrocatalytic conversion of CO2, while the substrate ensures a good conductivity. The resulting hybrid materials will be evaluated in the electrochemical conversion of CO2.