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Fundamental and Applied Science on Molecular Redox-Catalysts of Energy Relevance in Metal-Organic Frameworks

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 Coordinator Country Sweden [SE]
 Total cost 1˙968˙750 €
 EC max contribution 1˙968˙750 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2015-CoG
 Funding Scheme ERC-COG
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-01-01   to  2021-12-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UPPSALA UNIVERSITET SE (UPPSALA) coordinator 1˙968˙750.00


 Project objective

Organometallic redox-catalysts of energy relevance, i.e. water and hydrogen oxidation, and proton and carbon dioxide reduction catalysts, will be incorporated into metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). Immobilization and spatial organization of the molecular catalysts will stabilize their molecular integrity and ensure longevity and recyclability of the resulting MOFcats. The organized environment provided by the MOF will enable the control of conformational flexibility, diffusion, charge transport, and higher coordination sphere effects that play crucial roles in enzymes, but cannot be addressed in homogenous solution and are thus largely unexplored. The effect that the MOF environment has on catalysis will be directly probed electrochemically in MOFcats that are immobilized or grown on electrode surfaces. In combination with spectroscopic techniques in spectroelectrochemical cells, intermediates in the catalytic cycles will be detected and characterized. Kinetic information of the individual steps in the catalytic cycles will be obtained in MOFs that contain both a molecular photosensitizer (PS) and a molecular catalyst (PS-MOFcats). The envisaged systems will allow light-induced electron transfer processes to generate reduced or oxidized catalyst states the reactivity of which will be studied with high time resolution by transient UV/Vis and IR spectroscopy. The acquired fundamental mechanistic knowledge is far beyond the current state-of-the-art in MOF chemistry and catalysis, and will be used to prepare MOFcat-based electrodes that function at highest possible rates and lowest overpotentials. PS-MOFcats will be grown on flat semiconductor surfaces, and explored as a novel concept to photoanode and -cathode designs for dye-sensitized solar fuel devices (DSSFDs). The design is particularly appealing as it accommodates high PS concentrations for efficient light-harvesting, while providing potent catalysts close to the solvent interface.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Brian D. McCarthy, Timofey Liseev, Anna M. Beiler, Kelly L. Materna, Sascha Ott
Facile Orientational Control of M 2 L 2 P SURMOFs on ⟨100⟩ Silicon Substrates and Growth Mechanism Insights for Defective MOFs
published pages: 38294-38302, ISSN: 1944-8244, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b12407
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 11/41 2020-01-14
2019 Souvik Roy, Zhehao Huang, Asamanjoy Bhunia, Ashleigh Castner, Arvind K. Gupta, Xiaodong Zou, Sascha Ott
Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution from a Cobaloxime-Based Metal–Organic Framework Thin Film
published pages: 15942-15950, ISSN: 0002-7863, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b07084
Journal of the American Chemical Society 141/40 2020-01-14
2019 Ulrike Fluch, Brian D. McCarthy, Sascha Ott
Post synthetic exchange enables orthogonal click chemistry in a metal organic framework
published pages: 45-49, ISSN: 1477-9226, DOI: 10.1039/c8dt04563a
Dalton Transactions 48/1 2019-08-29
2017 Ben A. Johnson, Asamanjoy Bhunia, Sascha Ott
Electrocatalytic water oxidation by a molecular catalyst incorporated into a metal–organic framework thin film
published pages: 1382-1388, ISSN: 1477-9226, DOI: 10.1039/c6dt03718f
Dalton Transactions 46/5 2019-06-18
2018 Asamanjoy Bhunia, Ben A. Johnson, Joanna Czapla-Masztafiak, Jacinto Sá, Sascha Ott
Formal water oxidation turnover frequencies from MIL-101(Cr) anchored Ru(bda) depend on oxidant concentration
published pages: 7770-7773, ISSN: 1359-7345, DOI: 10.1039/c8cc02300j
Chemical Communications 54/56 2019-06-18
2017 Sonja Pullen, Souvik Roy, Sascha Ott
[FeFe] Hydrogenase active site model chemistry in a UiO-66 metal–organic framework
published pages: 5227-5230, ISSN: 1359-7345, DOI: 10.1039/c7cc01620d
Chemical Communications 53/37 2019-06-18
2018 Ben A. Johnson, Asamanjoy Bhunia, Honghan Fei, Seth M. Cohen, Sascha Ott
Development of a UiO-Type Thin Film Electrocatalysis Platform with Redox-Active Linkers
published pages: 2985-2994, ISSN: 0002-7863, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b13077
Journal of the American Chemical Society 140/8 2019-06-18
2017 Edgar Mijangos, Souvik Roy, Sonja Pullen, Reiner Lomoth, Sascha Ott
Evaluation of two- and three-dimensional electrode platforms for the electrochemical characterization of organometallic catalysts incorporated in non-conducting metal–organic frameworks
published pages: 4907-4911, ISSN: 1477-9226, DOI: 10.1039/c7dt00578d
Dalton Transactions 46/15 2019-06-18
2018 Souvik Roy, Asamanjoy Bhunia, Nils Schuth, Michael Haumann, Sascha Ott
Light-driven hydrogen evolution catalyzed by a cobaloxime catalyst incorporated in a MIL-101(Cr) metal–organic framework
published pages: 1148-1152, ISSN: 2398-4902, DOI: 10.1039/c8se00072g
Sustainable Energy & Fuels 2/6 2019-06-18
2017 Ulrike Fluch, Valentina Paneta, Daniel Primetzhofer, Sascha Ott
Uniform distribution of post-synthetic linker exchange in metal–organic frameworks revealed by Rutherford backscattering spectrometry
published pages: 6516-6519, ISSN: 1359-7345, DOI: 10.1039/c7cc02631e
Chemical Communications 53/48 2019-06-18
2017 Souvik Roy, Vlad Pascanu, Sonja Pullen, Greco González Miera, Belén Martín-Matute, Sascha Ott
Catalyst accessibility to chemical reductants in metal–organic frameworks
published pages: 3257-3260, ISSN: 1359-7345, DOI: 10.1039/c7cc00022g
Chemical Communications 53/22 2019-06-18

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