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Metal-Organic Framework (MOF) for catalysis and metal sequestration


Titre : Metal-Organic Framework (MOF) for catalysis and metal sequestration

Pays : Botswana

Date : 2015-01-01 // 2017-12-31

Identifiant IATI : SE-0-SE-29-2014-4217-227-43082

The long-term aim of this cooperation is to develop value added chemical production from sustainable local sources in Botswana, both organic and inorganic. We will do this by introducing Metal-Organic Frameworks, new solid-state network compounds of interest in many chemical engineering applications. The short-term aims of this project are : 1. Produce enantiomerically pure MOFs base on amino acid derived tri-connecting ligands and evaluate these for chiral separations and catalysis. The chosen ligands will not only impose local chirality but may also impose a topological chirality on the network. Advances in this area are likely to be significant as previous work is limited, especially topological chirality has largely been neglected. 2. Produce amine functionalised MOFs of the same kind that will selectively sorb [MClx]-y complexes of precious metals by attaching amine groups in precise positions on the framework that will trap the chloride anions in-between them with size-selection. Any results reported here will be significant as this application has not been considered before. It is expected that during the project one or two suitable natural products targets for further derivatisation or enantioselective separation and perhaps commercial development will be found. MOFs for sequestering or sensing metal ions should be of interest for Botswana ?s considerable metal mining industry (copper, nickel, gold).

Mise en oeuvre : University, college or other teaching institution, research institute or think-tank

Annonce par : Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)

Financement : Sweden ; Swedish Research Council
Budget : 109 331 USD

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