Project

Functionalized Periodic Mesoporous Organosilicas: Creating new active catalytic sites for Heterogenous Catalysis – Superacids and Nanoparticles-.

Duration
01 October 2013 → 30 September 2015
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Inorganic chemistry
    • Organic chemistry
    • Theoretical and computational chemistry
    • Other chemical sciences
Keywords
heterogeneous catalysis PMO solid superacids thiol-ene acid nanoparticles
 
Project description

The goal of this project is to create stable and active catalytic sites on periodic mesoporous organosilicas and to show the versatility and potential of these materials for a wide variety of catalytic processes. Two types of radical reactions – “thiol acid-ene” and “perfluoroalkylation” – on the double bonds of an ethenylene bridged PMO will be used to incorporate different functionalities.