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Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP160103234 [ 2016 - 2020 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP160103234]

Researchers A/Prof Christian Doonan; A/Prof Christopher Sumby; Dr David Huang; Prof Neil Champness

Brief description The aim of this project is to unearth structural insights into the chemistry of coordinatively unsaturated metal complexes – reactive species lacking their full complement of binding groups – by isolating them within a carefully designed metal-organic framework and examining them via single crystal X-ray diffraction. Such intrinsically reactive species play an important role in metal-based catalysis, but their definitive structural characterisation remains a significant challenge. This project aims to facilitate a detailed understanding of how these species bind and activate substrates and thus provide important first steps towards developing novel adsorbents for separations and efficient catalysts.

Funding Amount $314,900

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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