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EPSRC Reference: GR/S41760/01
Title: Chemistry of the first homochiral microporous solids
Principal Investigator: Rosseinsky, Professor M
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Department: Chemistry
Organisation: University of Liverpool
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 April 2004 Ends: 30 September 2004 Value (£): 200,893
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The aim is to build on the discovery of homochiral microporous metal-organic frameworks by coupling synthetic and measu programmes. Chirality control can be exerted on a helical network by non-framework forming auxiliary ligands bound to the and, importantly, stability of the guest-free microporous host conferred by interactions both within and between the re interpenetrating nets. The goal of the synthesis is to optimise both stability and tuneability of the framework porosity by enhanc diversity of the framework components, and coupling stabilising structural motifs. The powerful control over framework st exerted by apparently insignificant interactions will allow new structures with enhanced affinity for specific guests to be prep interframework transformations. The synthesis is directed towards preparing solids with controlled functionality suited to ; tightly defined classes of guest molecule. The information necessary to direct this will come from detailed sorption measuremer library of guest molecules chosen to vary systematically in size, rigidity and functional group character. This will all identification of functional group specificity and control over sorption by cooperativity between the different pockets discernible porosity. The molecular-level origin of the selectivity will be revealed by coupled NMR and X-ray studies, and modelling. discrimination in sorption is the ultimate test of the developed selectivity and will be probed by a library of enantiomeric species
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