Project A02

Block Copolymer Templates

  • Project leader(s)
 Prof. Dr. Sabine Ludwigs
Prof. Dr. Sabine Ludwigs
University of Stuttgart
  • Summary
  • Publications

Project A2 aims at preparing highly ordered tunable block copolymer films which will serve as mesoporous templates for specific immobilization and spatial positioning of molecular catalysts from project area B either at the pore bottom or at the pore walls. Templates with pore sizes between 20 and 10 nm will be obtained from cylindrical and cocontinuous morphologies by using a combination of controlled polymerization and template creation by self-assembly and selective etching processes. Electrochemistry will be applied as a probe technique to identify porosity and tortuosity of the mesopores. The project will help to elucidate confinement effects in molecular heterogeneous catalysis.