Project

Increasing the catalutic activity of metal-organic frameworks vy tailor-made modifications

Duration
01 October 2013 → 30 September 2016
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Inorganic chemistry
  • Engineering and technology
    • Automotive engineering
Keywords
catalysis modification metal-organic framework
 
Project description

Metal-organic frameworks of MOFs are porous, crystalline materials constructed from both inorganic metal clusters and organic linkers. Nowadays, their catalytic applications are not yet fully exploited. In this project, MOFs will be modified and subsequently characterized in a combined experimental- and computational effort, whereby modeling will assist and investigate catalytic cycles on the active sites.