Department of Chemistry: Thomas Bein Research Group: Functional Nanosystems

Department / Institute
Department of Chemistry,
Thomas Bein Research Group
Subject area
Functional Nanosystems
Main project areas
• Mesoporous Nanoparticles for Targeted Drug Delivery
• Semiconductor Nano-Morphologies for Photovoltaics
• Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting
• Metalorganic Frameworks and Electroactive Networks
Contact
Professor Thomas Bein
Chair, Department of Chemistry
University of Munich (LMU)
Butenandtstr. 5-13 (E)
Gerhard-Ertl-Building
81377 Munich
Germany
+49-89-2180-77623 or -77621
Fax: +49-89-2180-77622
bein@lmu.de

Project description

In our research program we strive to achieve synthetic control over the creation of functional nanostructures and investigate their physical properties. Periodic porous materials such as templated mesoporous materials, metalorganic frameworks and covalent organic frameworks offer a multitude of opportunities to create such nanostructures. This is based on their compositional and topological diversity, the well-defined dimensions of their nanoscale pore systems, and the great variety of possible interface design within the pore system and on the external surface. In addition to the porous material itself, the nanoscale morphology of such materials is of particular interest, as it provides an important tool to impart specific properties and functions. To achieve structural control at the nanoscale, we utilize various interactions such as dispersive forces, hydrogen bonds, metal coordination, self-assembly, and covalent bonds. In combination, these interactions allow us to build functional nanostructures with critical dimensions and morphologies ranging from a few nanometers to hundreds of nanometers.

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