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Functional Metal Organic Frameworks as Heterogeneous Catalysts

Objective

Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) are novel organic-inorganic crystalline materials, promising to become a powerful and flexible family for different industrial uses within catalysis, adsorption and sensor technology, overcoming many of the limitations of Zeolites. MOFs may display extreme porosity, and their functionalities can be tailored by using functional precursors in their preparation or by post-functionalization using standard techniques of organic- and organo-metallic chemistry. These features will be studied in the present project for the development of new heterogeneous catalysts and gas adsorbents.

The project aims at:
1) developing reproducible and scalable synthesis procedures for known and new MOFs, also exploiting combinatorial techniques;
2) understand at the molecular level the interactions governing their stability, self-assembling and adsorption properties, by means of combined experimental and theoretical modelling efforts;
3) develop functionalisation routes to create MOF-based single-site catalysts for two emerging industrial processes;
4) exploit the functionalised MOFs as catalysts in two emerging industrial processes;
5) exploit Pt-functionalised MOFs as catalysts for C-H activation at moderate conditions;
6) exploit MOF catalysts in selective oxidation and SCR reactions; and
7) exploit selected MOFs as adsorbent or storage media for non-condensable gases (hydrogen and methane).

The work packages of the project comprise the synthesis, characterization, modelling, and testing of the materials, as well as a technology implementation plan for their production and use.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-NMP-TI-4
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Coordinator

SINTEF - STIFTELSEN FOR INDUSTRIELL OG TEKNISK FORSKNING VED NORGES TEKNISKE HOEGSKOLE
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Strindveien 4
Trondheim
Norway

Participants (6)

ECOLE SUPERIEURE DE CHIMIE PHYSIQUE ELECTRONIQUE DE LYON
France
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43 Boulevard Du 11 Novembre 1918
Villeurbanne
ENI S.P.A.
Italy
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Piazzale Enrico Mattei 1
Roma
HALDOR TOPSØE A/S
Denmark
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Nymoellevej 55
Lyngby
HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAET ZU BERLIN
Germany
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Unter Den Linden 6
Berlin
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Italy
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Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
Torino
UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
Address
Problemveien 7
Oslo