Towards a next generation of catalytic supports with nanoscale ordering: functionalized mesoporous polymers and organosilicates

01 January 2007 → 31 October 2012
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Inorganic chemistry
  • Engineering and technology
    • Ceramic and glass materials
    • Materials science and engineering
    • Semiconductor materials
    • Other materials engineering
polymers mesoporous materials organosilicates support materials zolitic materials catalysis silica
Project description

At the moment, there is a huge interest in ordered, mesoporous, non-silica materials, because of their potential as heterogeneous catalysts and absorbents. In this project, we will synthesize and characterize two brand new families of such materials: mesoporous ordered polymers and mesoporous ordered organosilicates. Both types of materials will have maino, vinyl or styrene functions incorporated in their structure. These materials will be used as a support material for Grubbs Ru-comlexes, and for transition metal oxides.