A: Seed Funding Project 1

Microtubes with Mesoporous Channels

  • Project leader(s)
Dr. Petia Atanasova
Dr. Petia Atanasova
University of Stuttgart
  • Summary

Organic-inorganic or pure inorganic microtubes with mesoporous channels and tunable geometry shall be prepared as catalyst supports for molecular heterogeneous catalysis. To do this, a template with tube-like pores will be used. The assembled organic part of the hybrid microtubes should serve further as a template for the deposition of the inorganic material, presented by various oxides and produced applying mild reaction conditions. Catalyst molecules shall be selectively attached on the inner tube walls using “click” chemistry. The influence of the confinement on the mineralization mechanism of the deposited oxides as well as on the investigated heterogeneous catalytic reactions will be studied.

Schematic representation of the synthetic pathway for fabrication of oxide and polymer/oxide hybrid micro/nanotubes with mesoporous channels.
Schematic representation of the synthetic pathway for fabrication of oxide and polymer/oxide hybrid micro/nanotubes with mesoporous channels.