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Pushing Quantum Chemistry by Advancing Photoswitchable Catalysis

Project description

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.

Call for proposal

ERC-2018-COG
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Host institution

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Switzerland

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 949 385

Beneficiaries (1)

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 1 949 385
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments