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Functional Metal Organic Frameworks as Heterogeneous Catalysts

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.

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Strindveien 4
Trondheim

Norway

Administrative Contact

Richard BLOM (Dr)

Participants (6)

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ECOLE SUPERIEURE DE CHIMIE PHYSIQUE ELECTRONIQUE DE LYON

France

ENI S.P.A.

Italy

HALDOR TOPSØE A/S

Denmark

HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAET ZU BERLIN

Germany

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO

Italy

UNIVERSITETET I OSLO

Norway

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 33335

  • Start date

    1 September 2006

  • End date

    28 February 2010

Funded under:

FP6-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 865 716

  • EU contribution

    € 2 200 000

Coordinated by:

SINTEF - STIFTELSEN FOR INDUSTRIELL OG TEKNISK FORSKNING VED NORGES TEKNISKE HOEGSKOLE

Norway