Institutional Research Information Service
UCL Logo
Please report any queries concerning the funding data grouped in the sections named "Externally Awarded" or "Internally Disbursed" (shown on the profile page) to your Research Finance Administrator. Your can find your Research Finance Administrator at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/finance/research/post_award/post_award_contacts.php by entering your department
Please report any queries concerning the student data shown on the profile page to:

Email: portico-services@ucl.ac.uk

Help Desk: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ras/portico/helpdesk
Synthesis of Microporous Materials
Microporous solids, such as zeolites, possess regular channels and cages of molecular dimensions and as a consequence are widely used as catalysts, molecular sieves and ion exchangers. However, their synthesis from a gel medium is difficult to characterise experimentally. We are therefore studying model gels using computational methods to gain insights into the role of the various components in the crystallisation process. A particularly important component are organic amines which act as structure-directing agents; that is they determine which material is formed by acting as a "template". We are trying to understand how this "templating effect" works in order to devise new synthesis routes.1 Furthermore, we are developing new techniques which allow automatic generation of suitable templates,2 opening the way for designer materials.3 Closely coupled to these modelling studies will be a programme of synthesis and characterisation.
1 Researchers
 More search options
Status: Active
University College London - Gower Street - London - WC1E 6BT Tel:+44 (0)20 7679 2000

© UCL 1999–2011

Search by