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MagnifiCOF - Shaping Covalent Organic Frameworks for Industrial Applications

Project description

Enhancing techniques that allow promising porous materials to unleash their potential

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to covalent organic frameworks (COFs). One of the most important emerging members of crystalline porous polymers, these highly ordered structures are made from molecular organic building blocks joined with reversible covalent bonds. This highly tuneable architecture leads to tremendous functionality. In addition, under a microscope, COFs resemble golf balls: they have lots of little caverns (perfect for "capturing" other molecules) that significantly increase surface area (enhancing the opportunities for interactions and chemical reactions). Taken together, these characteristics have generated demand for COFs in applications ranging from catalysis and gas adsorption/separation to optoelectricity. The EU-funded MagnifiCOF project is enhancing their processability to enable scientists and engineers to harness their full potential.

Objective

Porous materials are important in established processes such as catalysis and molecular separations and in emerging technologies for energy and health. Among these, covalent organic frameworks (COFs) have shown a lot of potential as materials for gas separation and storage, liquid filtration and purification, heterogenous catalysis, sensing, electronics and, energy conversion and storage applications. However, the lack of processability makes it difficult to translate the advantageous properties of COFs into industrial applications. In MagnifiCOF, we will develop a unique technology to make COF suitable for industrial use, by putting in practice part of the knowledge and expertise gathered in the FET-Open project 2D-INK.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-03

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/ EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA
Net EU contribution
€ 15 625,00
Address
BARRIO SARRIENA S N
48940 Leioa
Spain

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Region
Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Total cost
€ 100 000,00

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