Catalysis at the flick of a switch
The EU-funded PushQChem project will study molecular nanoswitches that can be reversibly turned on and off to control a chemical reaction. These materials respond to external stimuli with a conformational or configurational change, offering a way for creating artificial molecular machines that can control complex cascade reactions using a chemical switch. Using cutting-edge computational chemistry approaches (e.g. machine learning techniques) and experimental methods that can map their intricate properties, the project will shed more light on the rich morphology and chemistry of these smart catalysts, pushing back the frontiers of modern quantum chemistry.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeERC-COG - Consolidator Grant
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