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EPSRC Reference: GR/R47936/01
Title: Modern Elemental Analysis Facilities at Liverpool
Principal Investigator: Rosseinsky, Professor M
Other Investigators:
Aspinall, Dr HC Whyman, Dr R Claridge, Dr JB
Higgins, Professor S
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Professor M Brust Professor E Derouane Professor A.C. Jones
Professor I Kozhevnikov Professor D Schiffrin Dr A Steiner
Professor N Winterton Professor J Xiao
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Department: Chemistry
Organisation: University of Liverpool
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 March 2002 Ends: 28 February 2005 Value (£): 164,952
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Analytical Science Catalysis & Applied Catalysis
Chemical Synthetic Methodology
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Aerospace, Defence and Marine Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology
Chemicals Manufacturing
No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
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The current antiquated elemental analysis facilities available in the Department of Chemistry at Liverpool are totally unsuited to the broad range of research currently underway. The new ICP-OES system will allow all elements of interest to be analysed rapidly and quantitatively, providing an essential component of research programmes in areas as diverse as heterogeneous catalysis, new transition metal oxides, enantioselective lanthanide-based homogeneous catalysts, the development of precursors for CVD of electronic semiconductor and oxide materials, and chemically assembly nanostructures. Several of the current research programmes focus on materials (such as supported catalysts or Zr-based complex oxides) resistant to all attempts at dissolution, so the acquisition of an X-ray fluorescence spectrometer is important to provide analytical data for these systems. XRF also permits the analysis of the halogens (except F), unlike ICP methods. Given the broad range of research currently underway in the Department, the acquistion of two essentially complementary analytical techniques is important to support future research developments.
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