Project

Model based synthesis of Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs) for heterogeneous catalysis in flow.

Duration
01 January 2017 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Inorganic chemistry
    • Organic chemistry
    • Theoretical and computational chemistry
    • Other chemical sciences
  • Engineering and technology
    • Automotive engineering
Keywords
synthesis catalysis nanoporous materials
 
Project description

A next generation of heterogeneous catalysts will be developed starting from stable porous covalent organic frameworks (COFs) to which numerous active metal complexes will be anchored. The potential of COFs is currently almost unexplored. The new materials will be engineered on the nanometer scale and tested using a microreactor set-up. As a result, various sustainable processes which are not possible today on industrial scale, will become feasible.