Synthesis and Chemical Characterisation (SC)

SCC

The SCIL comprises modern synthetic facilities for inorganic and organic (ligand and free radical) syntheses, including equipment for reactions under extreme conditions. It also offers all the apparatus necessary for chemical characterisation. 

EIMM members Involved: UVEG, UJAG, INSTM, MAN, ITN, LEIDEN, Satellite CNRS

 Rational design of new molecular magnetic materials
Development of new synthetic methods
Progress in high quality single crystal growth
Enhancement of reactions under special conditions
Specialization in crystal growth

 

Knowledge & Expertise

  • Design of coordination polymers and clusters using building block approach, including directional bonding and symmetry interaction methods
  • Synthesis of multifunctional: magnetic, porous, light-, pressure-, temperature- or vapour- sensitive hybrid coordination networks
  • Synthesis of stable free radicals
  • Synthesis of high-spin molecules and single-molecule-magnets
  • Single crystal growth techniques based on slow diffusion including: (i) diffusion through solvent, (ii) diffusion inhibited by high-viscosity solvent or (iii) membrane, (iv) diffusion of vapours into solutions, (v) layering of different density solutions or (vi) non-mixing solvents
  • Single crystal growth techniques based on in situ production of substrate(-s) by chemical, electrochemical or photochemical reactions
  • Expertise in standard and special conditions synthetic techniques

 

Areas of application

The knowledge base provided by this Integrated Laboratory addresses problems in the following important areas:

  • Magnetic materials
  • Molecular switches
  • Molecular electronics, Molecular spintronics
  • Data storage, magnetic and magneto-optical recording
  • Sensing and molecular detectors
  • Biomaterials
  • Anti-tumour drugs

 

 

CONTACT

Barbara Sieklucka, Co-head of the Integrated Laboratory
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Francisco M. Romero, Co-head of the Integrated Laboratory
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For further information please see the brochure. 

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