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We are interested in all aspects of supramolecular chemistry and functional materials, especially those involving transition metals. We focus on the design of molecule-based materials, implement methods for their synthesis, then investigate their properties. Molecular design, synthetic chemistry, and materials analysis underpin our research. Our current primary focal points are metal-organic framework (MOF) 'molecular sponges' that can be used for gas separation, storage and catalysis, and chromophoric transition metal complexes.
21st Century Citizenship, Resource Development and Management, Design – for Commerce, Community and Culture, Health and Well-being, Future Food Systems
Field of research codes
Chemical Characterisation of Materials (030301): Chemical Science (030000):
Engineering (090000): Functional Materials (091205):
Inorganic Chemistry (030200): Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry (030300): Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry not elsewhere classified (030399):
Materials Engineering (091200):
Nanochemistry and Supramolecular Chemistry (030302): Synthesis of Materials (030306)
Project Title: Creating nothing out of something: A route to ultraporous metal-organic frameworks
Date Range: 2011 - 2016
Funding Body: Marsden Fund - Full