Project A03

Covalent Organic Frameworks

  • Project leader(s)
Prof. Dr. Bettina V. Lotsch
Prof. Dr. Bettina V. Lotsch
Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research
  • Summary
  • Publications

Covalent organic frameworks (COFs) will be investigated as support materials for molecular heterogeneous catalysis with a focus on hydrogen auto transfer catalysis and metathesis reactions. The molecular-level tunability and well-defined structural mesoporosity of COFs will be exploited for the controlled design of pore size, geometry, and network topology, as well as rational catalyst attachment via click chemistry. The goal is to maximize catalyst – support synergies through systematic and quantitative evaluation of pore polarity and confinement effects on the catalyst efficiency.